February4, 11, 18, 25
March4, 11, 18, 25
April1, 8 15, 22, 29
with Gen Sanden
Location: ONLINE · Greater VancouverCost: $12/class (free for members)
Thursdays Joyful Path: training in the Kadampa Buddhist path of meditation
We all have the potential for self-transformation, and limitless capacity for growth, but to fulfil this potential we need to know what to do at every stage of our spiritual journey.
This class offers step-by-step guidance on the meditation practices that will lead us to lasting inner peace and happiness. Following the extraordinary clarity of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s presentation of Buddha’s teachings in Joyful Path of Good Fortune, in each class, our Resident Teacher, Gen Sanden, presents each meditation and practice in the larger spiritual context of the Kadampa Buddhist path. This series provides a roadmap for how to create a daily practice incorporating all the new understanding we develop as we progress.
Each class incorporates a short but most special practice called Prayers for Meditation that is especially designed to help us get the most out of our meditation practice! Through the course of our studies, we will come to experience great meaning in these prayers. \
The class is designed for drop-in but greater benefit and understanding naturally arise through coming regularly.
Note these online classes are open only to those who would normally attend these classes in person in Vancouver at our locally based centre or neighbourhood classes. If you live in some other area, please register in their programs that would be locally available there. On Vancouver Island Bodhichitta Centre is the local centre and outside Vancouver on the mainland (except Squamish and Whistler), the local centre is KMC Fraser Valley. Thank you for your consideration.
Each class offers different topics, instruction and guided practice of meditations (see below for schedule & topics).
- To access each week’s class please register before 7pm on Thursdays.
- Once registered, you will have access live at 7pm on Thursday and then be able watch the class as many times as you’d like afterwards until Midnight on Saturdays.
We look forward to offering live classes again in the near future!
Essentials of meditation in Modern Kadampa Buddhism
Jan 7 The choice is ours: meditation or distraction?
Jan 14 Understanding Faith
Jan 21 Becoming an ‘inner being’, the heart of Buddhism
Jan 28 What is enlightenment, and is it for real?
From intellectual understanding to a different experience of life
Feb 4 Understanding the connection between our mind and future lives
Feb 11 Understanding Karma to appreciate the preciousness of this life
Feb 18 Understanding impermanence and why it is the great motivator
Feb 25 How to make effort and discipline joyful
Finding Freedom: How to practice Buddha’s ‘Four Noble Truths’
Mar 4 How to free ourselves from the cycle of suffering, samsara
Mar 11 How to remove the root cause of all our problems
Mar 18 How to practice the path that leads to real freedom from suffering
Mar 25 The difference between temporary and permanent liberation from suffering
Taking the highest road: The Bodhisattva Way of Life part I
April 1 How to transform from “me, me, me” to cherishing all living beings ~ love of spiritual proportions!
April 8 The difference between ordinary and Great compassion: wisdom knowing the sufferings of future lives
April 15 How Great compassion gives rise to the mind of enlightenment, ‘bodhichitta’
April 22 Amazing qualities of the enlightened mind and the benefits of the compassionate mind seeking enlightenment.
April 29 Overcoming obstacles to becoming the best role model. a Bodhisattva!
Holding to the highest road: The Bodhisattva Way of Life Part II
May 6 Practicing mindfulness and conscientiousness
May 13 How to guard our mind from inner enemies
May 20 Relying on patience, our new best friend
May 27 How to rely on joyful effort and faith
If you have any inquiries please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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