Weekly Offerings

Sunday Sangha

9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Every Sunday we meet from 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. for meditation and Dharma teachings. Open to all! For specific topics, please see the calendar at the bottom of this page.

Suggested Donation:

$10 / $5 for Students

Thursday Meditation

7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Thursday nights we offer open meditation sessions. Open to all levels of practitioner!

*No Meditation Session NOV. 28*

Suggested Donation:

No donation requested for open meditation nights.


Scholarships available. Please email chenzrezigtbc@gmail.com to inquire.

November 23, 2019

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Location: Chenrezig Tibetan Buddhist Center

Full Day Silent Meditation, Saturday, November 23, 10:00 am-4:00 pm Each month we will use CTBCs sacred space for a full day of silent meditation to deepen one’s practice and reflect within for a day. The full-day experience is personal and intimate yet provides the support of a group setting.


All levels of meditation experience and practice traditions are welcome! You can attend the full day or any sitting session. The retreat will run from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm with both sitting and walking meditations. A Sangha member will facilitate the retreat. (Please note the meditation sessions are not guided.)


Noble silence begins at 10:00 am and is observed throughout the day. Tea will be provided. You may leave for lunch or bring your own.


10:00 - 10:45 Welcome & Sitting Meditation

10:45 – 11:00 Walking Meditation

11:00 – 11:45 Sitting Meditation

11:45 – 12:00 Walking Meditation

12:00 – 1:00 Lunch Break 

1:00 – 1:30 Sitting Meditation

1:30 – 1:40 Walking Meditation

1:40 – 2:10 Sitting Meditation

2:10 – 2:20 Walking Meditation

2:20 – 2:50 Sitting Meditation

2:50 – 3:00 Sitting Meditation

3:00 - 3:30 Sitting Meditation

3:30 - 4:00 Metta, Dedication & Close


Please contact Sue Passante (stpassante@gmail.com) if you have questions on this new event.  

Full Day SIlent Meditation

November 30 & December 14, 2019

9 a.m. -12 p.m.

Location: Chenrezig Tibetan Buddhist Center

Led by Bill Stauffer

Bill Stauffer is a Chenrezig Center teacher and has been practicing breath meditation for over 25 years.  Bill will share his insights on breath meditation -- a simple yet powerful technique for developing shamatha (a calm abiding mind).  This two-part workshop will start to explore the relation between the breath and the mind and beyond.  The workshop is divided into two Saturday sessions on November 30 and December 14 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.  Registration is required.  Members is $20 for both sessions.  Non-members is $30 for both sessions.  All payments go to support the Chenrezig Tibetan Buddhist Center of Philadelphia.

Breath meditation has a number of advantages. Wherever I go my breath is with me so I can always do a breath meditation. In public settings (including boring meetings) it is possible to do a breath meditation without anyone knowing I am meditating. Once I learn the breath meditation even three breaths can sometimes be enough to refresh me.  There are advanced meditation teachings that involve the breath such as the Buddha’s Anapanasati sutra (MN 118). After learning and practicing the basic techniques taught in this workshop we will have a foundation from which we can later learn the more advanced techniques taught in the Anapanasati sutra.  Prerequisites: This class is open to everyone. It is intended for people wanting to learn breath meditation and for those who know breath meditation but want to review the basics.

Classes may not be skipped: This workshop has two classes and the second class builds on the first. If a student misses the first class they are not eligible to take the second class.  Home practice is necessary: These classes teach meditation techniques and the only way to learn techniques is by practice. It’s expected that a student who enrolls is willing to practice in between classes.

Instructor: Bill Stauffer is a Chenrezig Center teacher and has been practicing breath meditation for about 25 years. One of Bill’s main practices is Choiceless Awareness and he uses Anapanasati to enter into Choiceless Awareness. If you are considering registering and have questions about the class, you may contact Bill by email: stauffew@yahoo.com All students will be given a detailed handout related to the class instructions. Classes will include discussion, specific meditation instruction, and time to practice those instructions.  There will also be ample time for questions.

Registration and Class Fees:  To register, please email Bill Stauffer at stauffew@yahoo.com  Members : $20 for both classes. Nonmembers $30 for both classes. Pay in person or online.


All donations go to benefit the Chenrezig Tibetan Buddhist Center of Philadelphia.  

Introduction to Breath Meditation Workshop

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954 North Marshall Street

Philadelphia, PA 19123

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