Tuesday Class

Tuesday Class

Getting Out of Your Own Way

Time: 7:00 – 8:15pm 

Cost: $12 (free for supporting members)

We all want to avoid suffering and problems by overcoming obstacles to our happiness. Normally, we try to overcome obstacles by changing our circumstances—getting a better job, finding a better place to live. But eventually, we realize the new job has frustrations of its own, or we start to notice things we don’t like about the new place. We’ve overcome an obstacles to happiness only to encounter another.

In reality, what we call “obstacles” don’t come from the world at all—they come from our own mind, from our responses to life’s difficulties. We don’t usually understand this, so we blame the world and others for imposing obstacles on us—this just makes even less
happy.

When we realize the only obstacles to our happiness come not from outside but from within, we can learn to respond to them with positivity and a peaceful mind, and they stop being obstacles entirely.

Everyone is welcome!

July 5: Where do obstacles come from?

July 12: How we make our own obstacles

July 19: Strengthening our mindfulness

July 26: Nothing between us and happiness

The Joyful Path

Time: 7:00 – 8:15pm 

Cost: $15 (free for supporting members)

Joyful Path: training in the Kadampa Buddhist path of meditation 

We all have the potential for self-transformation, and limitless capacity for growth, but to fulfil this potential we need to know what to do at every stage of our spiritual journey.

This class offers is an introduction to the step-by-step guidance on the meditation practices that will lead us to lasting inner peace and happiness.

Everyone is welcome!

Aug 16: The choice is ours: meditation or distraction?

Aug 23: Understanding faith

Aug 30: Becoming an ‘inner being’

Details

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.