MEDITATION CLASSES - THURSDAY
MEDITATION & BUDDHISM CLASSES
Not taking ourselves too seriously before meditation class
From the poem Universal Compassion"Just as full sunlight completely dispels all darkness but even a few rays provide a measure of light, so if we complete the practice of training the mind we shall totally dispel the darkness of our ignorance...and find the lasting peace we have spent so much time searching for."
Nov 6th - Begin the Sequence of Compassion by Taking On Future Suffering From Your Own Side
Nov 13th - How to Integrate Taking on Suffering by Compassion and Giving Love
Nov 20th - Our Practice During the Meditation Break
Nov 27th - Thanksgiving Break
Dec 4th - Training in Wisdom, What is it?
Dec 11th - All Phenomena are Like Dreams
Dec 18th - The Ultimate Nature of the Mind
(see left column for day of week and area)
Cost: $12 / class - Join at any
Time - Drop In Classes
The class begins with a short introduction, then we engage in a 10 minute relaxing guided breathing meditation. This is followed by a 50 minute commentary on the art of meditation and the subject of the class.
The commentary is followed by a 15 minute guided meditation on the main subject from the days' class, a 15 minute inner-class discussion and we finish with a 15 minute question and answer period.
"Cherishing love can be likened to a field, compassion to the seeds, taking and giving to the supreme methods for making the seeds grow, and bodhichitta (the enlightened mind) to the harvest."
Transform Your Life, pg 231
Geshe Kelsang Gyatso