Thursday Morning Class
Suitable for everyone, these walk-in classes provide a comprehensive introduction to meditation, offering guidance at all levels for developing and deepening your meditation practice. Learn meditations to relax body and mind, find inner peace, achieve mental clarity, and develop a kind and compassionate attitude towards others.
Each class includes teaching, guided meditation and an opportunity to ask questions. These classes are based on various books by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche and are the perfect way to establish a daily meditation practice.
Although taught as a series with class titles below, each class is self-contained and can be attended individually.
LOVE, DESIRE, AND POSSESSIVENESS
There is nothing wrong with desire; however, uncontrolled desire is very painful. In this course we will explore methods to increase our good heart of love while reducing the jealousy, possessiveness and attachment that can wreak havoc on our relationships.
Sept 6 – The Pain of Attachment, The Freedom of Love
Sept 13 – Universalizing Love: The Practice of Equanimity
Sept 20 – Anger, Attachment, and Love: Purifying our Relationships
Sept 27 – The Trap of the Ego: Shining the Mind on Others
Oct 4 – Overcoming the Pain of Jealousy: Rejoicing Practice
Oct 11 – Insecurity vs. Confidence: Identifying with our Highest Potential
Oct 18 – Transforming the Needy Self: Letting Go of the Self We Normally See
Oct 25 – Relationships as a Reflection of Our Mind: The Mirror of Dharma
Nov 1 – Difficult Relationships as Opportunity: The Practice of Lojong