Introduction to Buddhism: What is it all about?

Meditation and Modern Buddhism – A Path that leads to the development of true Compassion and Wisdom

In this series, we will look at basic Buddhist beliefs and practices, learning how the timeless wisdom of Buddha is just as relevant today as it was 2600 years ago. Kelsang Kalden will guide meditations and offer teachings that explore the practical applications of Buddhist thought and meditation in modern busy life.

Class Topics:

January 4 : What are The Stages of the Path – Lamrim ?
January 11 : What makes a Human Life Precious ?
January 18 : What is the Mind? – Death & Rebirth
January 25 : What is reliable mind protection and why do I need protection?

February 1: Karma: Thinking about Consequences
February 8: Understanding the Path of Nirvana
February 15: Developing Correct Renunciation
February 22: Equanimity – Finding Inner Balance

Our Resident Teacher:

We are happy to announce Kelsang Kalden has been appointed the Resident Teacher of Keajra Kadampa Buddhist Center. We look forward to resuming classes and workshops throughout coastal Virginia!

Kelsang Kalden is an American Buddhist nun and the resident teacher of Keajra Kadampa Buddhist Center. She has been studying and practicing Kadampa Buddhism since 1997 under the guidance and direction of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, the founder of the New Kadampa Tradition. Kalden is a firm believer in the pure potential of everyone and is sincerely dedicated to helping others of all backgrounds and interests in understanding and applying Buddhist methods to cultivate inner peace. She is known for her loving kindness, boundless energy and good humor.

Book Information:

The teachings come from Venerable Geshe Kelsang Rinpoche’s book “Transform Your Life, A Blissful Journey”. This book is available through Tharpa Publications or you can download a free e-book.

Day & Time:

Wednesdays 7pm – 8:15pm


Fred Heutte Center
1000 Botetourt Gardens (Ghent)
Norfolk, VA 23507


Your first class is free! Just let us know when you arrive!

Standard  $10.00

Discount  $5.00 (seniors, retired military, full-time students & unemployed)

While we encourage online registration, credit cards and cash are accepted at the door.

Please register below:

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For more information, please call us at (757) 504-4425 or e-mail us

Keajra Kadampa Buddhist Center is a member of the New Kadampa Tradition – International Kadampa Buddhist Union. We are a not-for-profit 100% volunteer run organization.