Schedule & special events

The Erie KTC group meets every Sunday morning. Visitors are always welcome to attend. Feel free to give us a call or email us if you have any questions or would like to know more about our group.

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Lama Kathy Wesley returns to Erie for a full weekend of teachings.
All events will be taking place at:
St. Mary's: A Space to Create
310 East 10th Street, Erie 16503

FRIDAY APRIL 28, 2017 7:00-8:00PM
Compassion in Tough Times

In a time when financial and energy resources seem to be dwindling, more wars appear to be breaking out, and tensions run high in families and communities, it’s hard to find one’s center and find a place of peace in a world of turmoil. The historical Buddha Shakyamuni shared strong advice for times like these: reach out and benefit others. This talk will discuss the meaning of his advice, and how we can apply it to our own lives in difficult times.

10:00am-12:00pm break 2:00pm-4:00pm
Breath After Breath: The Practice of Meditation and Awareness

Bringing the mind "home" is one of the themes of quiet sitting (shamatha) meditation. In Shamatha, we don't seek to place the mind in some sort of artificial state; instead, we allow our mind to come to rest naturally, using techniques (such as breath-awareness, sight-awareness, and sound-awareness) to keep us in the present moment of experience. In this weekend retreat, Lama Kathy will review the basics of quiet sitting meditation and help students work with the difficulties and challenges that arise in meditation, with the goal of making meditation a confident (and daily!) practice.