Sunday Classes

Sunday Classes

Time: 11am - 12pm
Cost: $12 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.

Centre is closed ~ from July 29 ~ August 13

Living with Intention

Everything we are experiencing right now, good or bad, is a result of the decisions and intentions we created in the past – not just the immediate past but over many lifetimes. And everything we decide or intend to do now is setting us up for future experiences. We are creating innumerable causes for things to happen every single day, designing the landscapes of our mind.

In this class, we will learn how to direct our thoughts in the most beneficial way.

Everyone is welcome.

Aug 14: The power of intention
Aug 21: Identifying beneficial thoughts
Aug 28: 
Focusing our attention correctly

How to Solve Our Human Problems

We have the potential to free ourselves from all our problems, but firstly we need to correctly identify them. In How To Solve Our Human Problems, Geshe Kelsang says:

“In this busy world, our experiences of happiness are fleeting and short-lived, while inner peace eludes us completely. Our negative states of mind, such as uncontrolled desire and anger, create endless problems for ourselves and others, preventing us from fulfilling our deepest wishes. Buddha’s popular teaching on the Four Noble Truths offers a clear and simple solution, guiding us to an oasis of peace within our hearts.”

In these classes, we will explore the precious text ‘How to Solve Our Human Problems’ by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.

Everyone is welcome.

Part 1:

Sept 4: The power of the mind
Sept 11: What we need to know about desire
Sept 18: 
What we need to know about suffering

Part 2:

Sept 25: Understanding the causes of all our problems
Oct 2: Letting go: free your mind
Oct 16: 
no class (International Festival)
Oct 23: The power of patience

Overcoming Frustration & Anger

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!

Everyone welcome!

Oct 30 – Understanding anger
Nov 6 –
Patient acceptance and the spiritual path
Nov 13 –
Transforming problems
Nov 20 –
How to let go of anger

Victory Over Painful Emotions

Life brings many challenges and unexpected situations and we can easily react with painful feelings of stress, worry, anxiety and frustration. Buddha’s teachings explain how it is possible to heal and transcend our pain. Through combining meditation and practical Buddhist wisdom we can strengthen our ability to face life’s challenges in a peaceful, positive and constructive way. In doing so, we can transform our challenges and unwanted situations into opportunities for personal and spiritual growth.

Nov 27 – No class (Away retreat – everyone welcome)
Dec 4- A special method for Increasing our love 
Dec 11 – How to transform conflict and problems 
Dec 18 – How to increase our connection to others

“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