Venerable Geshe-la meditatingMeditation is basically a method for working on the mind. First we learn how to identify our different positive and negative mental states, and then we apply methods for eliminating negative states and cultivating positive ones.

As our mind becomes more positive we learn to react constructively to situations in our daily lives, from dealing with traffic to facing difficult problems in our relationships. Our actions become positive and effective, and our overall experience of life becomes more satisfying and beneficial to ourselves and others. Anyone can learn how to meditate.

The meditations taught in this tradition are Buddhist meditations, but you do not need to be a Buddhist to practice them.

We are so used to being stimulated from the outside that we find it difficult to be quiet and enjoy the stillness of our own mind. ~Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

To learn how to meditate, you may attend any of our classes and there is always a preliminary introduction to meditation.