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

6:30-8pm | THURSDAY NIGHTS  | Oct 4 - 25

What Happens When We Open Our Hearts?

None of us lives in isolation. We are all inter-connected to our families, friends, strangers on the street and every other living being on the planet. And it is crucial for own well-being – and the well-being of the world – that we not only come to understand this but that we make the shift to opening our hearts to this reality. In fact, it is vital that we discover our truly deep capacity for great love and compassion. How else will we heal our world?

Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s book, Universal Compassion, is a practical and inspiring text that lays out for us in plain language Buddha’s instructions for accomplishing this goal. In this series of classes, we will explore various meditations that help us gain a direct and healing experience of great compassion.

Oct 4    Meditation and Training the Mind

Oct 11  What Happens When We Open our Hearts

Oct 18  The Power to Open our Heart

Oct 25  Transforming Problems into Encouragement

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