Although Buddhism is an ancient religion that first appeared in the East, the practices taught by Buddha are timeless and universally applicable. These days many people are finding the wisdom and compassion of Buddha's teachings extremely beneficial in dealing with the problems of everyday life. Buddha explained that all happiness and unhappiness arises from the mind-if our mind is not peaceful, then even if we have ideal conditions, we find we are not happy. The medicine of Buddhist meditation helps us to reduce stress and anxiety, to develop peaceful and positive attitudes such as compassion, tolerance, and wisdom and eventually to establish a permanent source of peace and joy in our heart.
--Sam May, Vajrayogini Buddhist Center
Bodhi Path is an international organization of Tibetan Buddhist centers, which were founded by the 14th Shamar Rinpoche, who wanted a non-sectarian approach to Buddhism. Bodhi Path lamas provide instruction in Buddhist meditation, philosophy, and practice. http://www.bodhipath.org/dc/.
DRIKUNG DHARMA SURYA CENTER
5300 Ox Road, Fairfax, VA 22030 Visit: drikungdharmasurya.org. DDSC is dedicated to sharing, promoting and sustaining multi-cultural – Tibetan, Mongolian, Vietnamese & Korean Buddhist teaching and practices. Shrine room is open to the public every day 9-5 with many weeknight and weekend events. Spiritual Director Venerable Khenpo Samdup from Tibet. Visit: www.drikungdharmasurya.org
RETREATS IN THERAVADA BUDDHIST MEDITATION
The International Meditation Centre in Westminster, Maryland offers ten-day residential retreats in Buddhist meditation in the tradition of Sayagyi U Ba Khin. For information and our schedule, search internationalmeditationcentre.org
RIGPA WASHINGTON DC
Rigpa aims to present the Buddhist tradition of Tibet in a way that is both completely authentic, and as relevant as possible to the lives and needs of modern men and women. Founded and guided by Sogyal Rinpoche, renowned author of The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, Rigpa offers courses in meditation and Buddhist studies. Please visit washington.usa.rigpa.org for more information.
SHAMBHALA MEDITATION CENTER
The Shambhala Center offers instruction in Shambhala Buddhism--which combines ancient Tibetan wisdom and classic Buddhist teachings in a format intended for Western minds--in an inviting and lively environment. www.dcshambhala.org
VAJRAYOGINI BUDDHIST CENTER
VBC offers on-going meditation classes, workshops and in-depth study programs in the Kadampa Buddhist Tradition. All instruction comes from a qualified and authentic lineage of Buddhist masters. Classes in DC/metro area. For more details: http://www.meditation-dc.org or Call 202-986-2257.