Evening Meditation Class

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.

Date                      Topic

  • 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.

          Date                           Topic

  • 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.

Join us for dinner in the World Peace Cafe before class @ 6-6:45pm peacecafebmore.org 
 Gen Kelsang Chogden is an American Buddhist nun and the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Center Maryland. Gen Chogden has been practicing Kadampa Buddhism for over 18 years under Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, who gave her the title “Gen” indicating that she is a senior ordained teacher of the Kadampa Tradition.

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.