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."
Dec 4th -The Three Objects, Poisons and Virtuous Minds that Cause Inner Peace
Dec 11th - Our Essential Practice, to Remember this Train in Every Activity by Words
Dec 18th - Training in Wisdom, What is it?
Dec 25th - Holiday Break
Jan 1st - Holiday Break
Jan 8th - All Phenomena are Like Dreams
Jan 15th - The Ultimate Nature of the Mind
Jan 22nd - Between Sessions, See All Phenomena as Illusions
(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