Tuesday Evening 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 4 – The Pain of Attachment, The Freedom of Love
Sept 11 – Universalizing Love: The Practice of Equanimity
Sept 18 – Anger, Attachment, and Love: Purifying our Relationships
Sept 25 – The Trap of the Ego: Shining the Mind on Others
Oct 2 – Overcoming the Pain of Jealousy: Rejoicing Practice
Oct 9 – Insecurity vs. Confidence: Identifying with our Highest Potential
Oct 16 – Transforming the Needy Self: Letting Go of the Self We Normally See
Oct 23 – Relationships as a Reflection of Our Mind: The Mirror of Dharma
Oct 30 – Difficult Relationships as Opportunity: The Practice of Lojong
HOW TO UNDERSTAND YOUR MIND: THE KEY TO PEACE & HAPPINESS
The cause of happiness and the solution to our problems do not lie in knowledge or control of the external world. Happiness and suffering are feelings – parts of our mind – and so their main causes are not to be found outside the mind. If we really want to be truly happy and free from suffering we must improve our understanding of the mind.
This 6-week course offers a deep insight of the nature and the power of the mind, and shows how an understanding of its nature and function can be used practically in our everyday experiences to improve the quality of our lives.
Nov 6 – What is the mind?
Nov 13 – How the Mind Works
Nov 20 – Dealing With Painful Feelings
Nov 27 – Creating Happiness Within
Dec 4 – Taking Control
Dec 11 – Enjoy a New Life for Others
Weekly Tuesday classes will resume in the New Year on Jan. 8/19