Thursday Meditation Series

Finding Refuge for the Mind

February 8 – 29

Thursdays | 6 – 7:30 pm

We all naturally look for protection from different kinds of dangers or difficulties in our lives. Most of us are very skilled at finding temporary protection from the fears and problems in daily life. But how do we find actual lasting protection from the sufferings of this life and future lives? Since the mind is the creator of all our happiness and suffering, we need to get to know our mind, develop all our good qualities, like wisdom and compassion and we need to let go of the temporary negativity and ignorance in our mind. In essence, we need to learn to gain control of our mind so that it can become a real source of refuge and protection from suffering.

In this series, we will discover what real refuge and protection is and how to develop it within our mind.


Feb. 8 – Why We Need Inner Protection
Feb. 15 – Understanding the Buddha Jewel
Feb. 22 – The Power of a Controlled Mind
Feb. 29 – The Beauty of the Sangha Jewel


There is no need to pre-register for this drop-in class. Come into the bookstore before class to register. No one is turned away for lack of funds. Please contact [email protected] for financial hardship.

Live Streaming

For monthly members, we are offering live streaming for Thursday classes. Membership discounts are taken at checkout. Click here for more live stream info.

Live Stream 02/08/2024


Live Stream 02/15/2024


Live Stream 02/22/2024


Live Stream 02/29/2024


About the Teacher

Gen Kelsang Khyenwang

Gen Khyenwang is the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Center New Mexico. She is a close disciple and student of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso and has been practicing and teaching under his guidance for many years. The teachings she shares are clear, heartfelt and extremely practical for modern life. Gen Khyenwang is an inspiring example of a contemporary Buddhist practitioner and is known for her warmth and sincerity, putting time-tested teachings into practice in daily life.



Next Series: Finding Refuge for the Mind | February 8-29