Introductory Classes

Introduction to Buddha and Buddhism
Appalachian Dharma & Meditation Center
Saturday, October 21, 2017, 1:00pm to 4:30pm (with a break)

Who should attend?

Anyone is welcome to attend, but this class is for absolute beginners.  Anyone who is curious about Buddha and Buddhism will enjoy the class.

What is the content?

First, we will cover the life of Buddha, basic laws and concepts of Buddhism, a bit about the different traditions and definitions of some Buddhist words.  After a break, we will get further into Buddhism by talking about the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Noble Path.  If there is time and interest at the end of the day, participants can get instruction in basic Buddhist meditation.

Will I have to sit on a cushion with my legs folded?

No.  The idea is to sit comfortably.  Those who feel they can tolerate sitting on a cushion are welcome to do so.  Cushions are provided.  There are also plenty of chairs available.

Who is the facilitator?

Jody Palm will facilitate the class. Jody practices Tibetan & Zen Buddhism and has been meditating for more than 30 years. She is a founding member of ADMC, and also teaches a How to Meditate class at ADMC.

Is there a fee?

No, the class is offered free of charge. However, freewill offerings (dana) are gratefully accepted.

How do I get there?

Directions to the center at

For additional information, please email the address at the bottom of this page.

View an online slides presentation of Buddhism: A short introduction.