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Okotoks Class: Training in Meditation
November 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
6-Week Program ~ Monday Evening Classes
Time: 7:00 – 8:15pm
Cost: Free for supporting members
Each class: $15 drop-in fee
6 classes (complete program): $75
with Kelsang Khacho
We want to be happy all the time, even during sleep. How can we do this? We can do this through training in meditation, which makes our mind peaceful. When our mind is peaceful, we are happy all the time, regardless of our external circumstances.
Meditation may seem difficult, but it becomes easier and more focused when we rely upon Buddha’s authentic meditation instructions.
In order to improve the power of our meditations, we need to assemble a toolkit of specific mental skills. In this course, we will look at how to prepare properly for meditation, how to engage in analytical meditation to find our object of meditation, how to use mindfulness and alertness to keep our mind focused on the object and how to prevent distractions and dullness from destroying the strength of our meditation. We will also look at simple, yet profound meditations which will help us develop and maintain a peaceful mind.
Each class is self-contained; however, you will receive the most benefit if you attend all classes! During each class, there will be an opportunity to ask questions. Everybody welcome!
Week 1 ～ Nov 6: Learning to actually meditate: Cutting distractions
Week 2 ～ Nov 13: Clarity: the mind, and why we need to understand this.
Week 3 ～Nov 20: The Root Mind: learning to meditate from the heart.
Week 4 ～ Nov 27: Cherishing Others: deepening our experience.
Week 5 ～ Dec 4: Taking Away Suffering
Week 6 ～ Dec 11: Giving Happiness
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