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."
Sept 4th - How to keep a daily Meditation Practice alive in your life
Sept 11th - What is Universal Compassion and the purpose of Meditation
Sept 18th - Homage to Great Compassion
Sept 25th - Meditation is like a diamond in your heart
Oct 2nd - First Learn the Preliminaries of Meditation
Oct 9th - Conventional Compassion and Ultimate Compassion Explained
Oct 16th - How to Love ourself and others equally
(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