OCT3, 10, 17, 31
NOV7, 14, 21, 28
DEC 5, 12, 19
with Various Kadampa Teachers
Location: East Van · Kadampa Meditation Centre Vancouver · 1833 Victoria DiversionCost: $12/class | No cost for members. Attending multiple classes each week? Become a member and save! Check out the benefits below.
Our Sunday class starts with a short guided breathing meditation, a teaching on how to solve our human problems and a concluding meditation to set up your week.
These classes are designed as independent in-person and online “drop-in” classes but greater benefit and understanding naturally arise through coming regularly (see schedule & topics below). Everyone is welcome!
CLASS SCHEDULE & TOPICS
SEPTEMBER | HOW TO SOLVE YOUR PROBLEMS PART 1
In this busy world, our experiences of happiness are fleeting and short-lived, while inner peace eludes us completely. Our negative states of mind, such as uncontrolled desire and anger, create endless problems for ourselves and others and prevent us from fulfilling our deepest wishes. Buddha’s popular teaching on the Four Noble Truths offers a clear and simple solution, guiding us to an oasis of peace within our hearts.
Sept 12 – The power of the mind
Sept 19 – What we need to know about desire
Sept 26 – What we need to know about suffering
OCTOBER | HOW TO SOLVE YOUR PROBLEMS PART 2
Oct 3 – Understanding the causes of all our problems
Oct 10 – Letting go: free your mind
Oct 17 – Flexibility and acceptance
Oct 24 – No class (International Fall Festival)
Oct 31 – The Power of Patience
NOVEMBER | OVERCOMING FRUSTRATION AND ANGER
While it may be impossible to avoid difficult situations, it turns out that through training our mind in Buddhist meditation we can upend these troubling situations to our advantage! By training in the special practice of “patient acceptance” we can reduce our frustration and anger and enjoy a happy and peaceful life. Living skillfully and creatively in this way allows us to integrate all of our experiences and transform our problems and conflicts into a meaningful and joyful life. Everyone welcome to this special 4 week series!
Nov 7 – Understanding Anger
Nov 14 – Patient Acceptance and the Spiritual Path
Nov 21 – Transforming Problems
Nov 28 – How to Let Go of Anger
DECEMBER | VICTORY OVER PAINFUL EMOTIONS
Life brings many challenges and unexpected situations and we can easily react with painful feelings of stress, worry, anxiety and frustration. Buddha’s teachings explain how it is possible to heal and transcend our pain. Through combining meditation and practical Buddhist wisdom we can strengthen our ability to face life’s challenges in a peaceful, positive and constructive way. In doing so, we can transform our challenges and unwanted situations into opportunities for personal and spiritual growth.
Dec 5- A special method for Increasing our love
Dec 12 – How to transform conflict and problems
Dec 19 – How to increase our connection to others
According to the Provincial Health Officer (PHO):
-Masks are required in all public indoor settings for all people born in 2009 or earlier (12+).
-Indoor organized seated gatherings can have a capacity of 50 people or 50% capacity, whichever is greater.
-There are no capacity limits or restrictions on indoor or outdoor and worship services (such as for chanted prayers in person at the centre).
-If you or anyone in your family feels sick stay home and get tested immediately.
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