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.
The Benefits of a Daily Practice
Meditation is a mind that concentrates on beneficial objects and that is the main cause for mental peace. When our mind is peaceful we are free from worries and mental discomfort, and we experience true happiness. If we train our mind to be peaceful, we will be happy all the time, even in adverse conditions. But if our mind is not peaceful, then even if we have the most pleasant external conditions we will not be happy. Therefore, it is important to train our mind through meditation.
- Sept 11 Why Meditate?
- Sept 18 Practice Makes Perfect
- Sept 25 Overcoming Obstacles
- Oct 2 No Class, Fall Festival
Dealing with Difficult Situations
If we learn to accept unavoidable suffering, unhappy thoughts will never arise to disturb us. There are many difficult and unpleasant circumstances that we cannot avoid, but we can certainly avoid the unhappiness and anger these circumstances normally provoke in us. It is these habitual reactions to hardship, rather than the hardship itself, that disturb our day-to-day peace of mind, as well as our spiritual practice. When we learn to accept difficult circumstances patiently, the real problem disappears.
- Oct 9 Coping with Loss
- Oct 16 Mastering Aging, pain and illness
- Oct 23 Accepting what we can’t change and changing what we can
- Oct 30 Subduing Unhappiness about your Circumstances.
- Nov 6 Eliminating Loneliness
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.
First time coming to the class? Here is what to expect.
Location: KMC Maryland World Peace Temple, 900 East Northern Parkway, Baltimore, MD 21212