The purpose of meditation is to cultivate positive states of mind, conducive to peace and well-being, and overcome negative habits of mind. Happiness is a state of mind, therefore the real source of happiness lies in the mind, not in external situations. When our mind is peaceful we are free from worries and mental discomfort, and we experience true happiness.

If we want to experience true, lasting happiness, we need to learn the secret of inner peace by meditating. 

~~~ Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche


What will I gain from the classes?

  • Stress Reduction

    The classes will allow you to unwind your mind and return home relaxed and refreshed. They will provide you with new tools for dealing with stress, worry and anxiety.

  • Inner Calm

    If we practice meditation we will experience a calm, spacious feeling in the mind. Daily challenges will be easier to deal with and many of our usual problems will fall away.

  • Problem Solving Solutions

    Meditation helps us to gain clarity and perspective so we develop a positive outlook on life, gain authentic self-confidence and enjoy better relationships with others.


How To Transform Your Life
perfect for beginners!

Where do I begin?

Meditation classes for beginners

You’d like to learn how to meditate, improve your meditation practice or find out about Buddhism – but where to start? Our drop-in classes are the perfect place to learn! The meditation classes we offer are suitable for anyone, whatever their level of interest, from those seeking simple relaxation and stress relief, to those who wish to learn about Modern Buddhism. Everyone is welcome!

Weekly classes at the Center are suitable for anyone who is interested in meditation, from those just beginning to those who have years of meditation experience.


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A: No. Buddha’s teachings are presented in a way that is accessible to everyone, and no religious obligation is required.

A: No. Everyone is welcome, including beginners. The classes are fully guided so all you need to do is show up.

A: No, it is not necessary to book in advance. Each class is self-contained so you can come to whichever class suits your schedule and start whenever you like.

A: No special clothing is required. Please come as you are and be comfortable.

A: No. The classes focus on meditation and teachings alone. You can choose to sit on a chair or meditation cushion.

A: No, but you can ask the teacher questions after class, if you would like.

A: No, please feel free to drop in whenever you like. Attending the entire series of classes is highly beneficial, as each class builds on the next. However, each class is taught in such a way that you can derive value from attending even just once.

A: Serlingpa Meditation Center is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization run entirely by volunteers. Supporter donations and fees are used to rent or maintain facilities for these classes, and any surplus is donated to the International Temples Project. We make every effort to keep fees low and, for most classes and events, reduced rates are available. If you would like to attend an event but are unable to afford the fee, please contact the Administrative Director at least one week in advance.

Short, Beginner Meditation Videos

Meditation Series: The Keys to a Meaningful Life with Kadam Morten Clausen – Part 1
The Keys to a Meaningful Life with Kadam Morten Clausen – Part 2
How to Meditate – Improving our relationships with others
How to be Positive – a Buddhist Meditation



Serlingpa Meditation Center is a 501(c)(3) volunteer-led, charitable entity in the USA.


514 Pleasant Street

New Bedford, MA 02740


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