Class time Thursdays 7:00pm – 8:15pm with Gen Kelsang Chogden
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 a time for Q&A and class discussion. This class is an ideal starting point for those interested to find out more about Buddhism and meditation. The program is a drop-in class, walk-ins are welcome!
Victory over Negative Self Image – The weeks of June 11 through July 16
So often we are our own worst critic, and this also causes us to judge others in a harsh way. When we focus on finding faults in ourself and others we are creating and fostering unpleasant feelings in our mind, and thus we feel annoyed, depressed, anxious and irritated with the world, and create a self image of being a failure. Buddha explains how we can stop these bad habits, and substitute ways of thinking that encourage ourself and see the good in our self and others. This results in our becoming more competent and brings harmony into our relationships.
- Jun 14 I Am Not My Faults
- Jun 21 Whose Fault Is It?
- Jun 28 Taking off the Mask
- Jul 5 Overcoming Bad Habits
- Jul 12 The Protection of Clear Decisions
- Jul 19 Creating Good Habits
Kindness Equals Happiness – The weeks of August 13 through September 3
Everybody needs to be good-natured with a good heart, because in this way we can solve our own problems as well as those of others, and we can make our human life meaningful. Every living being has the same basic wish—to be happy and avoid suffering. In these classes we will learn how to fulfill this wish.
- Aug 16 The Secret of Happiness
- Aug 23 Warm Heart and Feeling of Closeness
- Aug 30 How to Stay Happy in Daily Life
- Sep 6 Remaining Happy in Hard Times
New Series Discount Available! Buy the whole series and get one class FREE!
Class Fee: $12/class ($8 students/seniors/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.
Gen Chogden’s compassionate activities of teaching, guiding, and inspiring those around her are the result of her deep faith, clear wisdom, and heartfelt concern for others that brings true sincerity and humility to her life as a spiritual teacher.
Her teachings are always practical and easy to apply to everyday life. Through her gentle and joyful approach and her peaceful example, she has helped many people find true happiness in their hearts.