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.
Empowerment of Arya Tara
with Peter Kurczynski
Arya Tara is a female Buddha who is the manifestation of the ultimate wisdom of all the Buddhas. If we rely upon Tara with strong faith, she will quickly protect us from all fears and dangers, grant us her blessings and fulfill all our wishes. Receiving this empowerment directly connects us with Arya Tara, giving us the inspiration and confidence to engage in this imaginative practice and experience her blessings in our daily lives. Learn more and register
Saturday, May 13th, 10 am -4:30 pm in Millburn Mall.
A CLIMATE FOR WISDOM
with Peter Kurczynski
Buddhism shows us the promise and peril of interconnectedness. Recognizing inter-relationship is the foundation of cherishing others. Yet Earth’s changing climate reminds us of the danger that collective human actions pose for the environment. What can one person do? Celebrate the coming of spring by hearing a Buddhist response to the climate crisis as a call for an all-embracing and unconditional love for all beings Learn more
Saturday, April 29, 4-5:30 pm in Shrewsbury.
POWER OF A PEACEFUL MIND
In situations of conflict, we tend to become angry easily. We even think anger will help us ‘win’ our battles, and we rely on it as if it were our trusted friend. The mind of anger, however, leaves a trail of broken relationships, lost opportunities, and painful feelings in its wake. In this series, we will learn to meditate on patience, discovering how to transform a disturbed, turbulent mind into a peaceful attitude (…)
Offered in March in Millburn Mall, Ridgewood and Shrewsbury.
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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.
Sundays, 2 – 3 pm in Millburn Mall.
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FRIDAY MORNING MEDITATION
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.
Friday, April 28; 9 – 10 am in Millburn Mall.
EIGHT STEPS TO HAPPINESS
with Chris Gharbi
Join us to study the book Eight Steps to Happiness. These instructions for meditation show how we can transform all life’s difficulties into valuable spiritual insights. Discover practical ways to strengthen our compassion, improve our relationships and find spiritual meaning and lasting happiness in the midst of our busy modern life.
Wednesday, May 3, 10, 17; 7:30 – 9 pm, Coba Yoga