Classes in Okotoks

Classes in Okotoks

Everyone is welcome!

Location:
Okotoks Public Library,
23 Riverside Drive,
Okotoks, Alberta
T1S 1A6
 

The meditation classes explain Buddhist meditation, ideas, and practice. They combine guided meditation with practical spiritual advice that you can apply immediately to relieve stress and solve problems in your life. Everyone is welcome. The classes are suitable for both beginners and more experienced meditators.

Overcoming Anger & Frustration

4-Week Series ~ Monday Evening Classes

Feb 5 – Mar 4  | 7:00 – 8:15pm
Cost:
Each class: $15 drop-in fee or 4 classes: $50 
Free for supporting members

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!

Feb 5: What’s the real problem?
Feb 12:
Understanding anger
Feb 19: No Class – Family Day

Feb 26: Patient acceptance and the spiritual path
Mar 4: Transforming problems and letting go of anger

 

Meditation and Modern Buddhism

5-Week Series ~ Monday Evening Classes

Mar 11 – Apr 15  | 7:00 – 8:15pm
Cost:
Each class: $15 drop-in fee or 5 classes: $60 
Free for supporting members

When things go wrong in our life and we encounter difficult situations, we tend to regard the situation itself as our problem, but in reality whatever problems we experience come from the mind. If we were to respond to difficult situations with a positive or peaceful mind they would not be problems for us; indeed, we may even come to regard them as challenges or opportunities for growth and development. Problems arise only if we respond to difficulties with a negative state of mind. Therefore, if we want to be happy all the time and to be free from problems, we must develop and maintain a peaceful mind.

Everyone welcome!

Mar 11 – Scientific methods for improving our human nature
Mar 18 –
What is the source of all our happiness?
Mar 25 –
What is the mind?
Apr 1 – No Class
Apr 8 –
Death and rebirth
Apr 15 –
Karma | Actions & their effects

Meditation and Modern Buddhism

About the Teacher

Kelsang Khacho is the Resident Teacher of Akshobya Kadampa Buddhist Centre. She is a modern Buddhist nun who has been a devoted student of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for many years. She is known for her loving and compassionate nature, as well as her practical presentation of Buddha’s teachings. She is an inspiring example of modern Buddhism in practice and is dedicated to helping everybody discover Buddha’s wisdom and find real, lasting happiness.