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.
Healing the Body and Mind
with Kadam Peter Kurczynski
We all want pain to stop. The experience of pain can either intensify or reduce, depending upon our insight into its origin and nature, and whether or not we can make it spiritually meaningful. Buddha explained how to grow spiritually from the experience of pain and he taught effective methods to reduce our mental and physical suffering.In this Saturday afternoon event, Kadam Peter will present some of these profound methods, including guided meditations for healing the body and mind.Learn more
Saturday, September 24, 1 – 2:30 pm at Millburn Mall
CONFIDENCE TO CHANGE
Everybody wants to change. We want to be less insecure, fearful, lazy, angry, depressed. We want to be more confident, courageous, happy, creative. But we find it difficult actually to change ourselves. Instead we feel ourselves to be stuck in unhealthy and unhappy habits. Buddha’s teachings on the practice of joyful effort help us to understand what it is we need to change as well as giving us the confidence and skill to bring the desired changes about. Through applying these methods, we can begin to have the joyful and meaningful life we all long for.
Offered in September in Millburn Mall, Ridgewood and Shrewsbury.
See the Calendar for class schedule
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 practice exercise that will help you get started at home. Meditations are guided by the instructor and are suitable for beginners and experienced practitioners alike.
Sundays, 2 – 3 pm in Millburn Mall. Check the Calendar for class schedule
MEDITATIONS FOR A MEANINGFUL LIFE
Stages of the Path to Enlightenment
with Chris Gharbi
Many people understand the importance and the benefits of meditation, but they find it difficult to establish a regular meditation practice. This class will cover the basics of how to begin and make progress on a personal meditation practice in conjunction with the presentation known as the stages of the path to enlightenment (lamrim). This step-by-step method of training will help to establish a joyful and rewarding experience of meditation. Each class will include guided instruction and preparatory prayers, as found in Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s book The New Meditation Handbook.
Wednesday, 7:30 – 9 pm, Sept. 7, 14, 21 at Coba Yoga