Ongoing Programs

Lopön Helen Berliner

Lopön Helen Berliner

In response to growing interest in meditation and mindfulness by community members, religious organizations, university teachers and students in the surrounding area of the Shenandoah Valley, Lotus Garden hosts two ongoing programs—the weekly Virginia Local Study Group and the Monthly Meditation events. Lopön Helen Berliner, a senior student of Mindrolling Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche, leads the groups.  Guest teachers also visit from time to time to guide students in the further exploration of the topics they are currently studying.

Monthly Meditation

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Date: The 2nd Sunday of each month
Time: 2:00—3:30 p.m.
Place: Künzang Gatsal Shrineroom

Lotus Garden is pleased to announce that the monthly “Open House/Gateway” series has a new name and format! Beginning on the 2nd Sunday of November, we will meet for “Monthly Meditation,” a dedicated one-hour period of sitting and walking meditation, open to all. The practice session will be from 2-3:00pm. It will begin with instruction for sitting/walking mediation for newcomers. From 3-3:30, we will conclude with tea and a brief period of questions and discussion of meditation in contemporary life.

If you would like to join us, please RSVP to the monthly email reminder, to allow for proper hospitality.

Virginia Local Study Group

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Date: Every Thursday evening (October – June)
Time: 7:00—9:30 p.m.
Place: Künzang Gatsal Shrine Room


For information on either of these programs, please contact us by email at, or by telephone at 1.540.778-2405.

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