Sundays | 11 am – 12:30 pm


Guided meditations and teachings with modern Buddhist teacher Duane Butler
Sundays:  11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Becoming A Friend of the World

Many people have the altruistic wish to benefit others, but few understand how to accomplish this successfully in daily life. Bodhisattvas are friends of the world, which means that they care about all living beings. Through the force of their strong compassion, they engage in six special practices, called the six perfections, that enable them to transform all their activities into methods for helping and benefiting everyone.

In this series, learn how to be truly beneficial to yourself and others and become a friend of the world.

All drop-in meditation classes are free for monthly supporting members.

No class during the Summer Festival  July 28 and Aug 4
Discounted pricing available for Standard/Plus members. Members please log in before booking.

Gen Kelsang Jindak, Resident Teacher

Gen Jindak has been a disciple of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for over 20 years. Ordained as a Buddhist nun in 2003, she was given the name Kelsang Jindak, which means “Fortunate Benefactor”. She has many years of experience teaching and volunteering at Kadampa Centers around the U.S. Gen Jindak has a clear, joyful teaching style and presents Kadampa Buddhism practically, for both beginners and experienced meditators alike.

Duane Butler has practiced meditation and Kadampa Buddhism for many years and studies in our Foundation Program. He is currently co-teaching our Sunday morning meditation classes. He’s very knowledgeable and passionate in his presentation of Dharma, and includes real-life, relatable examples in his teachings.

Registration Policy

If you cancel 24 hours prior to the start of the event we will refund all except 25%. If you cancel on, or after, the event, no refunds are given. Exceptions may be made in circumstances such as sickness or bereavement; you should apply by e-mail to within 2 weeks of the end of the Event. Any non-refunded fees arising from cancellations are donated to the NKT-IKBU International Temples Project.

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