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Wednesday 6–7:30PM

This class is available through LIVE VIDEO STREAMING via Zoom

Welcome! There are three ways to access class:
Pay per class. Upon receipt, you will receive a Zoom link, meeting ID, and password.
Pay for a monthly membership and get access as a MVS Member.
Login as an Existing MVS Member using your monthly password.

If you don’t have Zoomdownload the app here. To learn how to join a Zoom meeting, click here.

Please select a payment option:

Adult $10

Student or Senior $5

Monthly Video Stream Membership
$40/month for unlimited weekly classes

Please register for this event at least 15 minutes prior to the start of class in order to receive access.

For technical difficulties, please email us at:

Wednesday Night | 6–7:30PM

Staying Grounded in Challenging Times

We are facing challenging times. Although we feel uncertainty, fear and frustration with our environment, our body and other’s well being, we can stay grounded through meditation. The great Tibetan master Geshe Chekawa gave clear instructions on how to train the mind by taking adversity and transforming it in a spiritual path. 

Using Geshe Chekawa’s instructions, we will explore deeply the practice of “taking and giving” — motivated by compassion, we will harness the power of our imagination in a beneficial way. Through repeating this meditation and experiencing it from perspectives, we will deepen our familiarity with it, and learn to stay calm and happy even when life’s circumstances are challenging.

During this series, we will explore the following:

  • • Generating and maintaining compassion through meditation
  • • Engaging in the profound, healing meditation on “taking” with specific and general sufferings and their causes
  • • Engaging in the profound, healing meditation on giving pure happiness to others

Mar 18 — Compassion: The Most Precious Treasure
Mar 25 — Empowered vs. Disempowered
Apr 1 — Uprooting Causes of Suffering
Apr 8 — Giving by Means of Love
Apr 15 — Breathing Joy, Breathing Love
Apr 22 — A Healing Daily Practice

$10, $5/seniors & students

How to best experience a class through Live Video Streaming

Find a quiet place where you will not be interrupted, by sounds or by others. Turn off your phone. Set up a cushion on the floor or sit in chair that will allow you to sit comfortably with your back straight.

You do not need to be Buddhist to attend and benefit. Everyone is welcome. No previous experience is necessary.

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About the Teacher

Taught by Gen Kelsang Chokyi, Buddhist nun and Resident Teacher at AKBC, the Wednesday night meditation 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.

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