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Every Sunday at 9 to 11 AM the Medicine Buddha Sangha meets at SY&MC to teach the fundamentals of Tibetan Buddhist meditation by donation. The weekly sessions are led by our senior practitioners, both lay and monastic. We receive the teachings of our Tibetan teacher, Lama Gursam of the Bodhicitta Foundation, and other Tibetan lamas who visit the Baltimore area.
The goal of the Medicine Buddha Sangha is to bring the authentic teachings of the Buddha to the Baltimore community. We offer instruction to beginners who wish to learn meditation as well as regular practice and instruction for those who desire it.
Please wear comfortable, respectful, casual clothes. We sit on floor cushions or chairs provided at the center, and we open and close our meditation session by reciting short prayers and mantras from our prayer book.
Buddhism is a philosophic system taught by Sakyamuni Buddha, born Siddhartha Gautama, about 2,500 years ago in India. The teachings emphasize moral responsibility, loving kindness and compassion, and developing wisdom through the practice of meditation. The teachings of the Buddha do not interfere with other religious commitments you may have.
The Medicine Buddha Sangha is affiliated with the Bodhicitta Foundation, Cambridge, Massachusetts and the Tibetan Meditation Center, Frederick, Maryland. You can find more information about Buddhism and our group on our web site
Mindfulness Meditation is a 1 hour meditation that includes a 10 minute introduction, 15 minutes of seated meditation, 10 minutes of walking meditation and a final 15 or 20 minute meditation. This allows everyone to get into the practice and feel great!
2nd Saturday each month
Films: Documentary films depicting holy life in the world, other films of relevant philosophic importance, and guided discussions with meditators of all levels and experiences. Occasionally teachers, such as Tibetan Lamas, will visit for question and answer sessions.
Contact: Meditation instructor, Lance David Bergerson, practitioner with over 30 years experience. He is a Sangha member of the Drikung Kagyu Tibetan Meditation Center in Frederick, Maryland and The Bodhicitta Foundation, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Requested minimum $10.00 donation for meetings. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Each discussion can turn your mind around for positive change.
Please email Lance David Bergerson or call him at 443-794-5560 with any questions.