Meditation Classes

Meditation: The evolvement of awareness that leads to the silent knowing of yourself, and beyond.

Encoded into every modality and philosophy of meditation is an experiential exploration of a part of you that most of us spend very little time with: the deep quiet places within. The transformative power of meditation begins with the daily practice of simply stepping into the silence of this still space.

We offer a program of classes that is open and encouraging to curious beginners while also providing an atmosphere that will deepen and broaden an already established practice.

We also host speakers and presenters offering weekend seminars, classes and events. Topics, dates and times will be posted throughout the year.

We look forward to sitting with you!


Monthly Series of Sitting in Stillness Meditation Class

Tibetan House offers weekly classes on Sitting in Stillness meditation practice. The first Thursday and Friday of every month will be an introductory class on Sitting in Stillness. The following Thursdays and Fridays of that month will be progressive practice, each class building on the previous class. Meditation practice rests on continuity and consistency.   You are welcome and encouraged to participate continually month to month.

Drop-ins are welcome.

Thursday Evening ClassMeditation Room 2
7:00pm – 8:00pm
First Thursday: Intro to Sitting in Stillness
Following Thursdays: Progressive Practice
$30 a month
$10 drop-in

Friday Morning Class
10:00am – 11:00am
First Friday: Intro to Sitting in Stillness
Following Fridays: Progressive Practice
$30 month
$10 drop-in



‘Discovering Buddhism’ at Tibetan House

View this 13-part video series produced by the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition

Discovering BuddhismThis series was created for anyone wishing to get a taste of the vast and profound subjects of the stages of the path to enlightenment, as presented in a Tibetan Buddhist context.  The series includes teachings with some of the great Tibetan lamas and senior Western teachers of our time.  A clear and accessible presentation of the Mahayana path for beginners and experienced students alike, this thirteen-part series in an excellent resource on its own, or in conjunction with the FPMT Discovering Buddhism study program.

View this Series by Appointment.
Contact Tibetan House, or (504) 897-9339,
to schedule a viewing during store hours:
Fridays & Saturdays, 11:00am-6:00pm

The modules include:

  1. Mind and Its Potential
  2. How to Meditate
  3. Presenting the Path
  4. The Spiritual Teacher
  5. Death and Rebirth
  6. All About Karma
  7. Refuge in the Three Jewels
  8. Establishing a Daily Practice
  9. Samsara and Nirvana
  10. How to Develop Bodhichitta
  11. Transforming Problems
  12. Wisdom of Emptiness
  13. Introduction to Tantra

Each section of this series is 30 minutes.

Our meditation room is open to visitors for
unguided meditation during Gift Store Hours.
$5 donation
Special Note:  Please refrain from wearing perfumes, colognes, essential oil, strong deodorants and refrain from smoking cigarettes before sitting.