Worcester Mini Meditation Retreat

Stress, worry, fear and anxiety are universal experiences of our busy modern lives. These very common states of mind rob us of our ability to enjoy life and experience peace and happiness. Buddha’s timeless teachings offer a simple yet profound alternative. If we train in meditation and mindfulness, we can develop the ability to respond to challenges with a peaceful and positive attitude and thus enjoy life.

Discover a different source of happiness and enjoy inner peace and clarity regardless of external conditions.

This mini meditation retreat is led by Gen Kelsang Chokyi, Buddhist nun and Resident Teacher at AKBC. Suitable for all levels of experience. Everyone is welcome.

$25, $15 for seniors, students, and FP Members

Friends Meeting House, 901 Pleasant Street, Worcester, MA, 01602









Uncontrolled Desire

Meditations to Transform Your Mind

When things aren’t going our way or we don’t get what we want, we feel uneasy and upset. It may seem like someone or something is the cause of our problems, but ultimately it’s our uncontrolled desire.

In this series, we will use personal experience to identify types of minds that arise from uncontrolled desire, recognize how they disturb our peace, and develop beneficial desire in order to be free from suffering. This beneficial desire arising from wisdom transforms our mind into peace and contentment.

May 9 - What is Uncontrolled Desire?

May 16 - Why Do We Suffer?

May 23 - Learning to Accept

May 30 - Positive Perspectives

June 6 - Breaking the Cycle of Suffering

June 13 - Inner Path to Peace


COST: $10, $5 for seniors and student, free to members

Monthly Membership: $35 for unlimited membership

Thursday nights is 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.

Friends House, 901 Pleasant Street, Worcester, MA, 01602

What to Expect at a Class

Classes run in 6-week series. Each class includes a teaching and guided meditation. Series are ongoing. No previous experience is necessary. Everyone is welcome. 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 regularly and would like to deepen your knowledge and experience of Buddhism, please explore our Foundation Program (FP) in Worcester on Sundays from 4-6pm. For more information, email info@meditationinrhodeisland.org