Wednesday Meditation Class


Habits and Addiction: Who’s in Control?

Wednesdays | Feb 7 – 28 | 6:30 – 8 pm | In-person

with Gerry Donovan, Resident Teacher of Atisha Kadampa Buddhist Center

Cost | $10 per class | FREE for Members. 

Are you completely satisfied? If we’re honest, most of us would have to say we’re not! We’re constantly craving – a new phone, a new partner, a nicer house, a better job – or just some peace and quiet. Buddha explained this is because we lack inner peace and happiness, so we’re constantly seeking something, or someone, to fill the gap in our hearts. This uncontrolled desire causes us so much unhappiness, anxiety, relationship difficulties and addiction problems; it’s the root of all our suffering.

During this course Resident Teacher Gerry Donovan will offer clear advice and instructions explained by Buddha in how to overcome uncontrolled desires and let go of our constant craving through simple but powerful meditation techniques and find lasting inner peace and happiness.

The classes are given in series, but each class is also self-contained and can be taken on a drop-in basis.


The classes explore the basic framework of Buddhist teachings and meditation and explain how to use Buddha’s advice in our daily lives to solve our problems. All classes are based on commentaries by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. A typical class consists of a guided relaxation meditation, a teaching based on the meditation topic, and final contemplative meditation. Chairs and cushions are provided by the Center. No special clothing is required, and there is no physical exercise, yoga, or stretching involved. Everyone is welcome, regardless of belief; you do not need to be Buddhist to attend.




Student, Senior–$5/class

Monthly Membership

If you’ve been coming regularly, consider becoming a monthly member for $40/month. General Program Membership entitles you to unlimited access to all weekly meditation classes.

About the Teacher

Resident Teacher, Gerry Donovan

Gerry has been a disciple of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche since 2006. As a long time practitioner, he has felt great benefit from dharma practice in his own life and shares that benefit with students by giving accessible teachings in a very lighthearted way.