Wednesdays @ 10:30 – 11:30am with Gen Kelsang Chogden
Transform your mind and you can transform your day….even your life! Buddha’s teachings explain exactly how to achieve this.
This class is a wonderful and insightful presentation of how we can apply meditation and Buddhism to our busy modern lifestyles. The teachings are practical advice that we can immediately put into practice to find greater love, compassion and wisdom in our everyday lives. There is usually time for Q&A and class discussion.
Why Are We Disappointed with Daily Life
While we remain attached to resources and respect, pleasure, a good reputation and praise, our mind is unbalanced and we are inclined to become over-excited when we possess them and dejected when we lose them. We remain unstable, vulnerable and emotionally dependent upon these things. Most of our energy goes into securing them and guarding against their loss. Yet there is no way to hold onto these things and they only bring temporary happiness. In the cycle of impure life, samsara, we never reach a point when we can say, “Now I am completely satisfied; I need nothing more. By applying Buddha’s teachings to our daily life we can learn to keep a contented, peaceful mind in the midst of the ups and downs of life.
- May 29 The Trap of Unrealistic Expectations
- June 5 The Mirage of Money
- June 12 Why Pleasure Seeking Fails
- June 19 The Reputation Roller Coaster
- June 26 Reducing Our Need for Praise
Freedom from Craving
We often feel that it is someone else who is making us unhappy, and we can become quite resentful. If we look at the situation carefully, however, we will find that it is always our own mental attitude that is responsible for our unhappiness. Another person’s actions make us unhappy only if we allow them to stimulate a negative response in us.
- July 3 The Dangers of Uncontrolled Desire
- July 10 Differentiating Love from Attachment
- July 17 Stop Craving, Start Living
- July 24 Temple is closed for the UK Summer Festival
Cost: $12/class ($8 for students, seniors 60+, and unemployed)
You can also become a member starting at $40/month and receive discounts while you help to provide a steady level of support for our activities.
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Location: KMC Maryland World Peace Temple, 900 East Northern Parkway, Baltimore, MD 21212