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!
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
Creating Balance in a Busy Life – The weeks of September 10 through October 8
Most of our daily problems arise from unbalanced minds such as uncontrolled desire and irritation. If we learn to maintain a well-balanced mind our meetings with others will be pleasant, our friendships long-lasting and our mind will remain peaceful in the midst of our busy daily life.
- Sept 13 Inner Peace
- Sept 20 Keeping a Balanced Mind — equanimity
- Sept 27 Simplify Your Life — Contentment
- Oct 4 Working with Difficulties — Patience
- Oct 11 Kindness and Compassion in daily life
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.