Taught by Lloyd Williams, Kadampa Buddhist Teacher, this class gives us an opportunity to go deeper into Buddhist philosophy and meditation experience. Each class includes a short discussion and two guided meditations. Everyone is welcome.


$10, $5 for seniors and student, free to members | $35 unlimited membership


Friends House, 901 Pleasant Street, Worcester, MA, 01602 | 401.400.1657


THURSDAYS Aug 16 - Sep 27 | 6:30-8PM

 *Now Weekly*

The specific objective of this course is to understand what concentration is, why it is so important,​ ​and to learn how to develop our powers of concentration through systematic training in meditation.​ ​Concentration completely determines the power and effectiveness of our spiritual practice, and the​ ​extent to which our mind is under control. Therefore, it is of paramount importance to our happiness​ ​and well-being, and greatly empowers our ability to benefit others.

Aug 16  Mindfulness: The Heart of Mind Training

Aug 23 Watching and Guarding the Mind

Aug 30 Overcoming Distractions

Sep 6 The Power of Intention

Sep 13 Focusing the Mind: The Benefits of Concentration

Sep 20 The Stages of Training in Concentration

Sep 27​ A Meditation Practice: Gateway to Peace

What to Expect at a Class

Our Thursday evening introductory meditation class begins with a guided meditation, followed by a talk on a certain topic (listed above), and ends with another guided meditation. Class is followed by refreshments and time to chat with the teacher and other students. No previous experience is necessary.

If you have been coming to classes and would like to deepen your knowledge and experience of Buddhism, please explore information about Foundation Program (FP) in Worcester on Sundays from 4-6pm. If you have questions or would like to participate, please email info@meditationinrhodeisland.org