Buddhist Center Appoints Resident Teacher
The Kalpa Bhadra Kadampa Buddhist Center has appointed Erica Richardson as the full-time resident teacher of the center. Having recently spent six months in the special teachers training program at the Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Center, in England, she brings enthusiasm, a strong daily dharma practice and a kind heart. Her teachings are heartfelt and practical, applying Buddha’s teachings to the issues of day-to-day work and family life.
Richardson leads guided meditation classes, followed by a talk on applying Buddhist principles to daily life, at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m., Tuesdays. Open to everyone, the classes are designed to give a broad introduction to Buddhist meditation, ideas and practice. Another guided meditation, Prayers for World Peace, takes place from 10 to 11:15 a.m., Sundays, and includes a short teaching on Buddhist philosophy and sincere prayers for world peace.
Kadampa Buddhism is a special tradition of Mahayana Buddhism that was founded by Atisha, an Indian Buddhist Master largely responsible for the reintroduction of Buddhism into Tibet in the 11th century. The Kalpa Bhadra Buddhist Center was established by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso to offer a place of spiritual refuge and as a place for inner peace to be cultivated and nurtured.