Sunday Classes

Sunday Classes

Time: 11am - 12pm
Cost: $10 drop-in fee | Free for supporting members

Everyone is welcome!

Our Sunday meditation 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.

Be Kind to Yourself

We can be our own worst enemy. We need to be kind to ourselves instead. In this four week series of classes we will explore some of the thoughts we commonly experience that can sabotage our ability to lead a truly fulfilling life and have healthy relationships. We will learn a series of uplifting and empowering meditations that we can all practice in our daily lives to enable us to be truly kind to ourselves.

This series of classes will share practical advice for how to be happy, regardless of what is going on in our life. Each class will include two guided meditations and advice for a happy life. Everybody welcome.

Sept 5 – Letting go of critical minds
Sept 12 – Forgiving ourselves and others
Sept 19 – Growing through our relationships
Sept 26 – Developing true confidence

Be Kind to Yourself

How to Heal Your Life

We might think, I need to heal my body. I need to heal my past. I need to heal my relationships. The more we think about the amount of dysfunction we experience within ourselves and in our world, we might conclude: I need to heal my very life.

Is that even possible? We often think of individual things we’d like to change within ourselves or our situation, but sometimes there are so many things we’d like to change we don’t get around to changing anything at all. According to Buddha there is one primary source of the unhappiness and dysfunction within our life… and that is our own mind. To heal our life we have to heal our mind. But to heal our mind, we have to understand our mind.

In this 5-Week Series, Kelsang Khacho will take us on a deep dive into the nature of our own mind, based on an extraordinary meditation taught by Buddha known as the meditation on the clarity of the mind. This profound meditation allows us to see directly for ourselves how our mind creates our experience of our life. What’s more, it also enables us to recognize directly the amazing potential for healing within our mind. Our insight into the pure, expansive nature of our mind will enable us to let go of those states of mind that produce suffering, and instead replace them with qualities of kindness, love, and wisdom that will naturally bring about happiness and harmony in our lives. Getting to know our own mind through this deeply joyful and illuminating practice will naturally heal our mind. Heal your mind, heal your life.

Oct 3 – Understanding our own mind
Oct 10 – The mind’s amazing potential for healing
Oct 17 – Discovering the beauty of our mind
Oct 24 – Healing our past and our relationships
Oct 31 – Healing our world

The Power of Acceptance

Patience is an inner strength that enables us to accept and grow from whatever life throws at us. Without cultivating patient acceptance, we remain vulnerable to anxiety and frustration, and it is difficult for us to maintain peaceful relationships with others. If, on the other hand, we understand what true patience is, and its extraordinary power and value, we will be confident to practice patience in daily life.

In this series of classes we will explore Buddhist teachings and meditations, which are practical methods for practicing patient acceptance. Through improving our wisdom we can effectively work to change things for the better from a place of peace rather than from annoyance or anger. By using these methods in our daily life, we will develop an inner peace that cannot be disturbed by changing conditions.

Join us in learning how empowering and liberating true patience can be!

Nov 7: What does acceptance really mean?
Nov 14: No class (Away retreat)
Nov 21: Learning how to accept and grow from suffering
Nov 28: Letting go of anger and other negative minds

The Power of Acceptance

Training in Mental Strength & Flexibility

If we wish to be happy and have a meaningful life, strengthening and increasing the power of our mind is essential! How do we do this? By learning meditations and practicing them with good technique.

Join us for this December series to help you make your meditations more effective and experience the results!

Dec 5 –  How to overcome distractions in meditation
Dec 12 –  How to increase the impact of our meditation practice
Dec 19 –  Developing familiarity in our meditation practice

Training in Mental Strength

“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