Sunday Classes

Sunday Classes

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.

Transforming Pain into the Spiritual Path

May 5 – June 2
Time: 11:00am – 12:15pm
Cost: $15 per class or $60 for the series (free for supporting members)

 

Buddhist teachings explain that our suffering comes about due to uncontrolled and painful states of mind known as delusions.

Each week we will focus on how to deal with a particular delusion, among them – desirous attachment, anger/resentment, jealousy, miserliness, distraction, low self- esteem …  Learning practical methods to reduce the power of these delusions will allow us to experience a deep and satisfying emotional freedom, and give us skill to be the person we wish to be – positive, joyful, confident and loving. We will learn how to identify each delusion, and learn the opponent to each. 

Each week includes Guided meditation, a talk, discussion & questions.

In these classes, Buddhist nun and teacher Kelsang Khacho will introduce a Buddhist approach to the transformation of pain and guide us through healing meditations that will empower us to feel confident and free, ready to face whatever challenges may come.

Although taught as a series, each class is self-contained and can be attended individually.

Everyone welcome!

May 5:  Freedom from painful emotions

May 12:  The basis for transformation

May 19:  Transforming anger

May 26: Transforming anger

Jun 2: Uncontrolled desire

Transforming Pain into the Spiritual Path

Part 2

June 9 – July 7
Time: 11:00am – 12:15pm
Cost: $15 per class or $60 for the series (free for supporting members)

 

This is a continuation of ‘Transforming Pain into the Spiritual Path’. Buddhist teachings explain that our suffering comes about due to uncontrolled and painful states of mind known as delusions.

Each week we will continue to focus on how to deal with a particular delusion, among them – desirous attachment, jealousy, lonliness, distraction, low self- esteem …  Learning practical methods to reduce the power of these delusions will allow us to experience a deep and satisfying emotional freedom, and give us skill to be the person we wish to be – positive, joyful, confident and loving. We will learn how to identify each delusion, and learn the opponent to each. 

Each week includes Guided meditation, a talk, discussion & questions.

Everyone welcome!

Jun 9:  Love vs Attachment

Jun 16:  Freedom from Jealousy

Jun 23:  Freedom from Loneliness

Jun 30: Insecurity vs Confidence

July 7: Learning to Let Go

Freedom from People Pleasing

May 5 – June 2
Time: 11:00am – 12:15pm
Cost: $15 per class or $60 for the series (free for supporting members)

Freedom from Pleasing other people (learning to say no)

We all feel that we have a kind heart and a wish to get on well with others. 

Sometimes while being kind and considerate we worry about what others think about us or that others may abuse our kindness or see our kindness as weakness. This concern makes us feel uncomfortable and insecure, and can lead to an inauthentic life. 

In this short series, Kelsang Khacho will give some suggestions on how to free ourselves from our preoccupation with what others are thinking and our fears of criticism. This new freedom will help us being our best self and to live our life with confidence and improve our relationships with ourselves and others.

 

Everyone welcome!

 

Seeing the Best in Others

May 5 – June 2
Time: 11:00am – 12:15pm
Cost: $15 per class or $60 for the series (free for supporting members)

We often see the faults in others and do not notice their good qualities, their kindness and how they wish to be happy and free from suffering just like us. We need to train in how we view others through training in how we view others and through meditations on love. 

Join us for an uplifting series of classes that will empower you to change your attitude from negative to positive and bring greater inspiration into your life. Through special contemplations and developing the habit of rejoicing in daily life we create happiness for ourselves and others. 

Weekly Topics

August 17: Rejoicing in Others 
August 24: Rejoicing in Our Self
August 31: Rejoicing in The Three Jewels

Everyone welcome!

May 5:  Freedom from painful emotions

May 12:  The basis for transformation

May 19:  Transforming anger

May 26: Love vs attachment

Jun 2: Freedom from jealousy

Freedom from Pleasing People

'Learning to say no'

Feb 11 – Mar 3
Time: 11:00am – 12:15pm
Cost: $15 per class or $48 for the series (free for supporting members)

We all feel that we have a kind heart and a wish to get on well with others.

Sometimes while being kind and considerate we worry about what others think about us or that others may abuse our kindness or see our kindness as weakness. This concern makes us feel uncomfortable and insecure, and can lead to an inauthentic life.

In this course, Kelsang Khacho will give some suggestions on how to free ourselves from our preoccupation with what others are thinking and our fears of criticism. This new freedom will help us being our best self and to live our life with confidence and improve our relationships with ourselves and others.

Feb 11: Integrity

Feb 18: Enjoy the peace of no craving

Feb 25: Transform the laziness of busyness

Mar 3: In the moment with gratitude

Contentment

“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

Scroll to Top