Time: 11am - 12pm
Cost: $10 drop-in fee
| Free for supporting members
Everyone is welcome!
Unleashing Our Pure Potential
Buddha taught that each of us have within us an extraordinary potential for inner growth and transformation. This pure potentiality is utterly indestructible and exists amidst the negativity that often crowds our mind. When this potential meets the right conditions, all the qualities of enlightenment will awaken within us and we will experience pure, lasting happiness.
In this five class series, we will learn practical methods and begin training our mind to create the causes for this pure potential to ripen.
May 2 – Clearing away obstacles to our pure potential
May 9 – Discover steps to unlocking this potential
May 16 – Becoming extraordinary in an ordinary life
May 23 – Find energy in our potential
May 30 – Cultivating the most incredible and powerful state of mind
Purifying Our Negative Karma
Purifying the mind is vital. By doing so, we can uproot our negative karma that has been holding us back from reaching our potential, dissolve long held limitations, and let go of bad habits. Studying the scientific method of the four powers of purification taught by Buddha will allow us to gradually purify our mind and eventually become an enlightened being.
The practice of compassion is the most powerful way to purify our mind. Combining our meditations on compassion with purification practice is an efficient and impactful method to enact real change in our life and world. This is true even if we do not have much time to formally meditate and have an active and busy life.
Jun 6 – How do we purify our negative karma?
Jun 13 – No class (Canadian National Festival) on-line only
Jun 20 – Purify our mind with compassion
Jun 27 – Fearless Heart
The Power of Now
Through practicing conscientiousness we can reduce our delusions and thereby stop committing negative actions. Conscientiousness is a mental factor that, in dependence upon effort, cherishes what is virtuous and guards the mind from delusion and non-virtue. Conscientiousness prevents the mind from being influenced by a delusion. Conscientiousness should be practiced with mindfulness and alertness.
July 4 – The power of living in the moment
July 11 – The power of self-discipline
July 18 – The practice of mindfulness and alertness
July 25 – Maintaining our daily practice
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