Time: 7 - 8:15pm
Cost: $12 drop-in fee or $40 for four classes
Free for supporting members
Everyone is welcome!
Nowadays we have so many distractions that it is rare to enjoy even a few moments of peace. Through deepening our concentration we increase the power of our mind, our energy, our ability to fulfill our wishes and our inner peace. With this new found concentration we will be able to significantly improve our meditation experience and overall inner peace, happiness and well being.
This class series is taught by Kelsang Khacho, the Resident Teacher at Akshobya Kadampa Buddhist Centre.
Everyone is welcome!
May 2: Stop procrastinating – start meditating!
May 9: Focusing on one thing – choosing an object
May 16: NO CLASS – Canadian Festival
May 23: Taming the mind with mindfulness
May 30: A balanced mind of concentration
Karma: The Power to Transform Your Life
OUR CAPACITY FOR TRANSFORMATION IS EXTRAORDINARY
We all know the word karma, but a deeper understanding of it will give us the power to transform our lives.
“The law of karma is a special instance of the law of cause and effect, according to which all our actions of body, speech and mind are causes and all our experiences are their effects.”
Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, How to Transform Your Life
By deeply understanding that our happiness comes from our positive thoughts and actions, and our unhappiness from our hurtful thoughts and actions, we are given the tools to redirect our lives.
Instead of blaming external circumstances for our unhappiness, we will be inspired to respond with wisdom and creativity – to use the law of karma to our own and others advantage by realizing we have the power to create the experiences that we long for both now and in the future.
What wonderful and vital insights Buddha gives us during these otherwise disempowering times.
It is rare to have the opportunity to explore the meaning of karma in depth. Join us for this special course with our Resident Teacher Kelsang Khacho.
Jun 6 – Understanding Karma
Jun 13 – How karma works
Jun 20 – Every Action has Power
Jun 27 – Purifying bad karma
Our general program classes include guided meditations, and practical teachings given by Buddha.
These classes are suitable for both beginners and more advanced meditation practitioners
General meditation classes are given as a series, but can also be taken individually.
Chairs and cushions are provided.
“When the turbulence of distracting thoughts subsides and the mind becomes still, a deep happiness and contentment naturally arise from within.”
Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche