Scranton, PA

Meditation Classes in Scranton, PA

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Thursdays, 7:00 – 8:30pm

February 18 – March 17

Practical Mindfulness in Daily Life

Living with mindfulness means to be truly alive. Instead of living with a distracted or in-attentive mind we feel focused and purposeful. Mindfulness enables us to bring peace, love, and wisdom into each moment of every day. It is the practical method to fulfill our deepest wish – to lead a meaningful, present-centered life in a busy world.

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Thursdays, 7:00 – 8:30pm

March 24 – April 21

Discovering your Pure Potential

In this series of classes we will learn simple meditations to help us gradually let go of distracting thoughts and mental busyness. Through exploring meditation in this way, we reach a deep, natural clarity of the mind that is normally obscured and which reveals our potential to be happy and peaceful all the time.

For more information on weekly classes and to become part of our online community join our Meetup group.

Resident Teacher Gen Samten

Gen Samten Kelsang, Resident Teacher of KMC New York

Gen Samten has been studying and practicing Buddhism for over thirty years and is one of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s most senior students. He is well-known for his inspiring, clear and practical way of presenting Buddha’s teachings and meditation.

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Meditation Venue in Scranton The AFA Gallery

The Afa Gallery
514 Lackawanna Avenue, Scranton, PA 18503
Classes are held in the 2nd floor gallery.

(845) 856-9000




Drop-in at any time during the series. No need to pre-register.

$10 per class

We are a non-profit organization. Proceeds go towards costs in facilitating this class. All profits go towards supporting the International Temples Project for World Peace.

Q. What are some benefits of attending meditation classes?
Through sincerely training in meditation on the teachings given in these classes you will attain spiritual realizations, which lead you to permanent liberation from all the sufferings of this life and countless future lives. There is no greater meaning than this. Even temporarily, whenever you experience problems, unpleasant feelings, depression or unhappiness you can solve these problems immediately by transforming your mind into peace through your meditation practice. The benefits of meditation are immeasurable.

Q. Do I need to have experience in meditation or Buddhism to attend the classes?
You do not need to have experience in meditation or be a Buddhist to attend. The meditation classes we offer are suitable for all individuals, whatever their level of interest – from those who seek simple relaxation and stress relief, to those who wish to learn about Modern Buddhism. Everyone is welcome!

Q. I’ve never been to a meditation class before. What should I expect?
Our meditation classes are very accessible. You do not need to bring any mats or wear any special clothing. We sit in chairs, and there is no physical exercise, yoga, or stretching involved.

Q. What does a typical class look like? A typical class consists of a simple relaxation meditation, teaching, a meditation based on the teaching and discussion and Q&A. The meditations are guided and are suitable for beginners and experienced practitioners alike.

Q: I’ve been coming to classes for a while. I really like what I hear. Is there something more I can try?
For those students who want to deepen their experience of Buddhism, Geshe Kelsang Gyatso designed the Foundation Program (FP). FP allows us to become more deeply familiar with Buddhist teachings by systematically studying one of five texts on the FP curriculum.