Thursday Class

Thursday Class

Time: Morning 11am - 12:15pm OR Evening 7:00 - 8:15pm

Cost: Free for supporting members Each class:
$15 drop-in fee 

The Four Noble Truths

Feb 1 – 29
Time: 11:00 – 12:15pm or 7:00 – 8:15pm
Cost: $15 per class or $60 for the series (free for supporting members)

Buddhism provides answers to questions and solutions to problems that cannot be found elsewhere. Although it is an ancient spiritual path, what Buddha taught is timeless and universally applicable, especially during these complex and challenging times. In his fundamental teaching, The Four Noble Truths, Buddha explains the spiritual path in a clear and simple manner. These four wisdoms show the path to the permanent end of all suffering, and how to find lasting peace of mind.

“In Sutra of the Four Noble Truths, Buddha says:

      You should know sufferings.
      You should abandon origins.
      You should attain cessations.
      You should practice the path.”

Feb 1: Knowing our situation
Feb 8: Understanding the mind
Feb 15: Understanding karma
Feb 22: The end of all suffering
Feb 29: Following the path

Inner Warrior

Opening our heart; The Bodhisattva's way of life

Mar 7 – Apr 18
Time: 11:00 – 12:15pm or 7:00 – 8:15pm
Cost: $15 per class or $72 for the series (free for supporting members)

A Bodhisattva is someone who has developed the courage and determination to overcome all negative unpeaceful states of mind, such as anger, attachment and selfishness and has made the decision to live a life of altruism, committed to benefiting every living being they meet in skillful, wise and compassionate ways. The Bodhisattva’s Way of Life, a way of life all Mahayana Buddhists aspire to engage in, is a powerful way to transform busy daily life into profound spiritual paths. In this series, we will learn about the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life and how to incorporate the 6 core ethics of giving, patience, effort, moral discipline, concentration and wisdom into our spiritual practice both in and out of meditation. Everyone is welcome.

Mar 7: The ultimate goal of Buddhist spiritual practice
Mar 14: Becoming deeply present 
Mar 21: Perfecting the mind of giving
Mar 28: Practicing patient acceptance joyfully
Apr 4:  No Class
Apr 11: Improving our concentration
Apr 18: Ultimate bodhichitta

The True Nature of Reality

Apr 25 – May 16
Time: 11:00 – 12:15pm or 7:00 – 8:15pm
Cost: $15 per class or $48 for the series (free for supporting members)

Emptiness is the actual nature of reality. Because we do not understand emptiness we create all our own problems by getting angry and engaging in negative actions.

When we have the knowledge of emptiness we can begin to reduce our problems, eventually overcoming all of them permanently and then we can live in harmony with the actual nature of things. We can live our lives lightly and joyfully. Everybody is welcome to hear these illuminating and meaningful teachings.

Apr 25: Understanding the true nature of reality

May 2: Conventional and ultimate nature of the mind

May 9: Meditation on the ultimate nature of ourself

May 16: Living lightly

Introduction to Tantra, a blissful journey 

May 23 – Jun 13
Time: 11:00 – 12:15pm or 7:00 – 8:15pm
Cost: $15 per class or $48 for the series (free for supporting members)

4-Week Series of Tuesday Evening Classes

Tantric meditation harnesses the power of our imagination and wisdom to bring about swift positive inner transformation. We learn special meditative techniques to let go of self-limiting perceptions and unhelpful states of mind, embracing our potential for lasting peace and happiness. These methods can be enjoyed by anyone and practiced in daily life.

Based upon the book, Modern Buddhism (Tantra), by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, this four week course, introduction to Tantra, will introduce to you essential Tantric meditations.

Everybody welcome!

May 23: Introduction to Tantra

May 30: Identifying with our potential

Jun 6: How imagination creates our reality

Jun 13: Journey to the heart