Meditation and Buddhism in New Jersey

Dharmachakra Buddhist Center is a Buddhist meditation center in northern New Jersey.  We offer instruction in meditation and Buddhist spiritual practice through meditation classes, meditation retreats and special meditation events.  Meditation is for everyone, from those who seek relaxation to those who wish to follow the Buddhist spiritual path. We promote the teachings and ideals of Kadampa Buddhism in northern New Jersey

DBC Open House and Summer Party 

potluckJoin us for an Open House and our annual Summer Party.The Open House will include a guided relaxation breathing meditation and a short talk on meditation and Buddhism as well as an introduction to the Center’s fall programs. If you wish, bring your favorite vegetarian dish to share for the party. Enjoy catching up with old friends and meeting new ones. Everyone is welcome! Learn more

Sunday, August 17th, Open House: 1- 2 pm, Party: 3 – 5 pm

The Power of Mantra 

mantra_beadsDuring this half day course we will be giving an inspiring introduction to the practice of Mantra meditation and explain how we can use recitation of mantras to improve our love, compassion & wisdom. Mantra meditation is something we can practice at any time and it brings many powerful  benefits to our life. It connects us with the good qualities of the enlightened mind and helps us to realize our highest potential. Learn more
Sunday, August 10th, 9:30 am – 1:30 pm in Millburn Mall

Rejuvenating Relationships

relationshipWe all want to have peaceful, satisfying relationships with our friends, our family and our co-workers. But all too often, we find our relationships to be a source of irritation or even anger. Buddha’s teachings on the minds of love and attachment can help us to restore our relationships to what they should be: a chance for us to express our love for another person. We will learn how letting go of the mind of attachment can transform our bad relationships into good ones. And how it can make our good relationships even better!

See the CALENDAR for class schedule

Mindfulness for a Happy Life

meditatorEveryone wants a happy mind – less worry and conflict, more love, more joy. But to make that happen, we need to actively train our minds. Applying the practice of meditation and Buddha’s startling insights into the mind gives us the tools to actually begin to bring about the changes we long for. In this series, we will learn meditation and mindfulness techniques so that we can connect to a peaceful and happy mind. Learn more
Tuesdays in July, 7:30 – 9 pm in Shrewsbury

Summer Dharma for Kids

kids_summerHelp your child discover a treasury of Buddhist wisdom. Join us as we learn to calm our minds, practice loving kindness, and develop compassion for all living beings. Parents and children are together in the same room. Classes will include lessons on Buddhist teachings, short meditations and a hands on activity. The teachings utilize traditional Buddhist stories and meditations from the books of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, adapted for kids.
Suitable for ages 7-11. Learn more

Sundays, July 6 and 20, 10:00 - 11:00 am


Our branch class in Glen Rock is moving! After May 14th 2014 there will be no more classes at the Community Church in Glen Rock. Starting May 21st classes will be offered at the Christ Episcopal Church in Ridgewood, close to the Ridgewood High School. This location is wheelchair accessible. Everyone is welcome!

Join Kelsang Dechok every Wednesday, 7 – 8:30pm
Christ Episcopal Church, 105 Cottage Pl / Franklin Ave, Ridgewood, NJ 07450

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