Our Sangha

Every Sunday from ten to one the Medicine Buddha Sangha meets at Susquehanna Yoga and Meditation Center, 12-A Aylesbury Road, Timonium 21093, to teach the fundamentals of Tibetan Buddhist meditation. The weekly sessions are led by our senior practitioners. We also receive the teachings of our Tibetan teacher, Lama Gursam of the Bodhicitta Foundation, and other Tibetan lamas who visit the Baltimore area.

Practitioners of all levels are welcome. Please wear comfortable, respectful, casual clothes. We sit on floor cushions or chairs provided at the center, and we open and close our meditation session by reciting short prayers and mantras from our prayer book.

Buddhism is a philosophic system taught by Sakyamuni Buddha, born Siddhartha Gautama, about 2,500 years ago in India. The teachings emphasize moral responsibility, loving kindness and compassion, and developing wisdom through the practice of meditation. The teachings of the Buddha do not interfere with other religious commitments you may have.

The Medicine Buddha Sangha is affiliated with the Bodhicitta Foundation, Cambridge, Massachusetts and the Tibetan Meditation Center, Frederick, Maryland.

If you want a personal copy of the prayer book we use every Sunday, it can be downloaded from Lama Gursam's website. It also has instructions on how to print it. There is no need to make a copy for the Sunday meditation.

We will perform Buddhist prayers for the dying on request. Please call 410-653-6638 for more information.

Sangha News

Our regular Sunday schedule is:

  • 10‐11 AM Quiet Mindfulness Meditation — Brief instructions will be given if requested. Q&A at the end of the session. Both beginning and advanced practitioners are welcome.
  • 11:15‐12 PM Tibetan Dharma Practice — The practice includes visualization and mantra recitation.

Other Centers

Cultivating Sanity and Happiness in Trying Times

Buddhist nun Robina Courtin will be visiting Baltimore the week of 29 May through June 2. During her visit she will discuss topics such as: Roadmap to Happiness, How Do We Find our Way? and Serenity? Riding Our Emotional RollerCoasters. There will be a Q&A session at the end of each talk. All talks will be at SBCS, 1300 Herkimer Street, Baltimore MD 21223. To register and for more information about the event, please go to Eventcreate.

  • Wednesday 29 May 7—8:30 PM $20
  • Thursday 30 May 7—8:30 PM $20
  • Friday 31 May 7—8:30 PM $20
  • or $50 for all three nights
  • Saturday 1 June 10:30 AM—4:30 PM $40
  • Sunday 2 June 10:30—1 PM $30
  • or $60 for both days