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


It may seem like compassion is a sad mind, because we can't bear the suffering that we and others are encountering. However, Buddha taught that compassion is a joyful mind. Not because we are happy about others suffering, but because we can transform our mind through love and compassion to create a world where there isn’t suffering.

Come explore the four immeasurables:

May everyone be happy,

May everyone be free from misery,

May no one ever be separated from their happiness,

May everyone have equanimity, free from hatred and attachment.

Experience how we can generate a joyful mind of compassion through our love for others. This inspiring discovery can heal our mental pain and lead us to attain a lasting state of joy and peace for ourself and for others.

Nov 1 - Exploring Happiness

Nov 8 - Freedom from Suffering

Nov 15 - Letting Go of Uncontrolled Desire

Nov 22 - NO CLASS - Thanksgiving

Nov 29 - Removing Obstacles to Happiness

Dec 6 - Developing Equanimity

Dec 13 - The Gift of Love & Acceptance

Dec 20 - The Power of our Imagination

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