Traditional Mudra (Gesture for Teaching)

Class Series

Classes are taught at the Ashland center Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Fall, Winter and Spring, and are four to seven weeks in length.

In the 2016-2017 academic year, the lamas will teach one class each season. This fall, they begin a new series of foundational teachings, with each season focusing on one of the three vehicles of Buddhism.

2016 – 2017 Class Series

The Three Vehicles of Buddhism: The Third Turning

This spring, the lamas will continue their new series on the three expressions of the Buddha’s teachings. The Third Turning of the Wheel of the Dharma emphasizes Buddha Nature, the genuine awakened nature of all sentient beings. In addition, the Eight Consciousnesses will be introduced as a way to understand the mind’s operation. The pivotal relationship between teacher and student will be explored, and meditation methods such as Insight, Creation and Completion, Ngöndro (Foundations), and Mahamudra will be introduced. It is helpful to have attended the two preceding classes on the Turnings, but not required.

Tuesdays, May 2 – June 6, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Tuition: $145 ($125 for KSC members at $25 per month dues) Scholarships available. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Recent Classes

The Three Vehicles of Buddhism: The Second Turning

The Second Turning of the Wheel of the Dharma emphasizes the Bodhisattva Path of cultivating the awakened heart and mind (bodhicitta), and acting on behalf of all sentient beings. To deepen ones loving kindness and compassion, as well as to explore the wisdom of emptiness, the practitioner will receive an introduction to The Six Paramitas (transcendental virtues), Lojong (Mind Training and the Tonglen meditation), and the selflessness of phenomena.


Registration is required to attend class. To register, please complete a Class Registration and return it to KSC with your payment. Or email us if you have any questions: classes@kscashland.org. Students are accepted in the order their forms and payments are received.


KSC asks that you make your best offering for the class, using the registration form. Your offering will be accepted without any application process. KSC does not offer work trade for classes.