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CREATING A PEACEFUL WORLD ONE MIND AT A TIME

Without inner peace, outer peace is impossible

At Dharmachakra Buddhist Center in northern New Jersey, we offer instruction in meditation and Buddhist spiritual practice.

Everyone is welcome - whether you’re brand new to meditation or if you’ve been practicing meditation for a long time and are looking for a spiritual community.

Watch this video where some of our members share their experience of coming to the Center.

We hope you’ll join us soon.


 
Happiness and suffering are states of mind, and so their main causes are not to be found outside the mind. If we want to be truly happy and free from suffering, we must learn how to control our mind.
— Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, Founder of The New Kadampa Tradition
 

 

current Classes

FINDING JOY IN MEDITATION

in Coba Yoga
Wednesdays, 7:30 – 9 pm
Click here to register

with Chris Gharbi

We are all searching for ways to make our mind more peaceful. Meditation is a great tool to accomplish this, but we may be unsure how to do it, or how to direct our thoughts. In this series we will learn what it means to meditate, and the beneficial objects upon which to focus our mind. Through gaining a deep understanding of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s book Joyful Path of Good Fortune, we will learn to develop an enjoyable meditation practice that will bring us inner peace.

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hAPPINESS BOOTCAMP

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JULY and AUGUST in Millburn Mall and Ridgewood

We have all been disappointed trying to find happiness in external things. Stop wishing for people and situations to make you happy, and take personal responsibility for peace, joy, and love. Meditation can help us find happiness within. This series will introduce the lamrim, a time-tested method of meditation.

A companion book is "The New Meditation Handbook" by Ven. Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Classes build as a series; each one stands alone, and drop-ins are welcome.

See the Calendar for class schedule

 

 

SIMPLY MEDITATE

Sundays, 2 – 3 pm in Millburn Mall.

This class is designed for beginners. Each class begins with a simple meditation. During the teaching that follows, the instructor explains what meditation is. The last meditation demonstrates how contemplation works. You will be given a meditation that will help you get started at home. Meditations are guided by the instructor and are suitable for beginners and experienced practitioners alike.


Check the Calendar for class schedule

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FRIDAY MORNING MEDITATION

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Friday, 9:15 – 10:15 am in Millburn Mall.

Meditation can provide a break in our busy lives. Its purpose is to make our mind calm and peaceful. With a sense of inner peace and well-being we can learn to cope with life’s challenges and create new opportunities for growth. Come and enjoy these guided meditation classes. No prior experience is needed.

 

 

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