Wednesday Meditation Class

Choose Happiness

Wednesdays | July 3 – August 28 | 6:30 – 8 pm | In-person

with Jason Valcourt, Senior Kadampa Teacher 

Cost | $10 per class | FREE for Members. 

Gaining the Power to Transform Our Mind

Each of us has the capacity to experience an endless supply of mental peace and happiness. Unfortunately, we have long-standing bad habits of thinking that result in feeling unhappy and stressed much of the time. In this summer series, we’ll learn how, through our practice of meditation, to free ourselves from these negative emotions and instead, tap into our natural capacity for happiness and joy.

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.