Training in Meditation: Evening Class
October 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
9-Week Series of Thursday Evening Classes
Time: Evening 7:00 – 8:15pm
Cost: Free for supporting members
Each class: $15 drop-in fee
9 classes (complete program): $90
4 classes: $48
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! Following each class, there will be refreshments and the opportunity to ask questions. Everybody welcome!
Week 1 ～ Oct 5: Inner Peace: how do I really meditate?
Week 2 ～ Oct 12: Pure Light: the power of visualization & imagination
Week 3 ～ Oct 19: Inspiration: the importance of being guided correctly
Week 4 ～ Oct 26: Body of Light: cutting distractions
Week 5 ～ Nov 2: Clarity: the mind, and why we need to understand this.
Week 6 ～ Nov 9: The Root Mind:
learning to meditate from the heart.
No class Nov 16 & Nov 23
Week 7 ～ Nov 30 : Cherishing Others: deepening our experience.
No class Dec 7
Week 8 ～ Dec 14: Taking Away Suffering
Week 9 ～ Dec 21: Giving Happiness
*** Please note: the option to purchase the series will show once you click on ‘Ticket’. *To avoid paying eventbrite fees, please pay at the Centre or call (403) 454-7595.