Wednesday Meditation Class


The Three Principal Aspects of the Path

Wednesdays | May 1 – June 26 | 6:30 – 8 pm | In-person

with Gerry Donovan, Resident Teacher of Atisha Kadampa Buddhist Center

Cost | $10 per class | FREE for Members. 

Je Tsongkhapa was a great 14th century Tibetan Buddhist Master. He taught everything we need for our spiritual development, from the initial step of entering into a spiritual practice through to the ultimate attainment of Buddhahood. His followers became known as the ‘New Kadampas’, and to this day Kadampa Buddhists worldwide study his teachings and strive to emulate his pure example.

 The Three Principal Aspects of the Path to Enlightenment is a concise summary of Je Tsongkhapa’s core teachings on how we can train our minds in wisdom and compassion in order to lead happier, more meaningful lives. In this series, we’ll explore Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s present-day commentary to this essential teaching.

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.