Monday Classes

Monday Classes

Time: 7 - 8:15pm
Cost: $12 drop-in fee or $40 for four classes
Free for supporting members

Everyone is welcome!

21 - Day Meditation Challenge

Do your life goals include being more happy every day? If so, then this challenge is for you! Everyone wants to experience less stress and more peace, and meditating every day is an ideal way to move the mind in a positive direction. However, no matter how motivated we are to develop a new daily habit, it can be difficult to get there solo. Start the new year with a positive intention! Join the meditation challenge to learn mental focus and receive the structure and support needed to make meditation an indispensable part of your self-care routine.

Everyone is welcome!

Jan 10: The power of the mind

Jan 17: Preparing for meditation

Jan 24: Getting past the obstacles

Jan 31: Meditation and beyond 

Becoming A Friend of the World: The Six Perfections

A Bodhisattva is a friend of the world who, motivated by compassion, seeks enlightenment to benefit all living beings without exception. In this series, we will learn how to practise the Bodhisattva’s actions of giving, moral discipline, patience, effort, concentration and wisdom. With this, we can enter the Bodhisattva’s way of life and progress along the path to full enlightenment.

Everyone is welcome!

Feb 7: An introduction

Feb 14: The perfection of giving

Feb 21: Mindfulness and alertness

Feb 28: No class

Mar 7: The practice of patience 

Mar 14: The power of effort 

Mar 21: Concentration

Mar 28: Wisdom realizing emptiness

 

Transforming Our Mind Moment by Moment

The mind is often described as a wild elephant – It is unruly and at complete mercy of external objects. We see an attractive object and desirous attachment arises, we see an unattractive object and anger arises and neutral objects cause ignorance to arise. Those with special interest in training the mind should try to change this and develop the three virtuous minds that oppose these ‘three poisons’. The Practice we will be learning is ‘restraining the doors of the sense powers’.

Everyone is welcome!

Apr 4: The ‘three poisons’, the cause of all our problems

Apr 11: The ‘three virtuous roots’, the cause of our happiness

Apr 18: Impermanence

Apr 25: Practicing in daily life

 

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Details

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