Meditaion classes are held on every Wednesday from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Do I have to be a Buddhist to benefit from meditation?
No. Anyone can learn basic meditation and experience the benefits. Buddhists respect all people and are happy to help anyone regardless of whether they subscribe to another faith, or to none
Do I need to have experience in meditation or Buddhism to attend the classes?
No. The classes are relevant to those with no experience as well as to advanced meditators. Each individual will receive the teachings at their individual level.
What do I need to bring to class?
We provide both chairs and cushions, so you don't need to bring anything with you.
What is the cost of the classes?
The meditagtion classes at Ohio buddhist vihara are completly free of charge.
How should I dress for class?
What relevance does Buddhism have to my life?
Although Buddhism first appeared in India over two and a half thousand years ago, it has a timeless and universal relevance. In a nutshell, Buddha explained that all our problems arise from confused and negative states of mind. He taught methods for ridding the mind of these destructive states and thereby realizing true happiness and fulfillment. These methods work for any mind, in any country, in any age.
Who do Buddhists worship, and why?
Buddhists regard all Buddhas and Bodhisattvas as perfect guides and role models, and as such naturally develop faith in them and rely upon them as Spiritual Guides. As a meditator approaches, and eventually attains, enlightenment he or she develops extraordinary mental powers. These include the ability to bless receptive minds with powerful transforming energy that greatly accelerates the process of mental development. For this reason, Buddhists try through meditation, prayer, and various ritual practices to communicate with enlightened beings and receive their transforming blessings.