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.
COMPASSION IN ACTION
With the world in so much conflict we can learn to benefit ourself and others without becoming overwhelmed by problems. Developing authentic compassion will allow us to do this.
July 24 – Opening the Heart
July 31 – The Bliss of Perfect Freedom
Aug 7 – A Meaningful Life
Aug 14 – The Patience of Not Retaliating
Aug 21 – Wishing Love
Aug 28 – Building a Better World Through Meditation
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