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! 

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 10  Coping with Loss
  • Oct 17  Mastering Aging, pain and illness
  • Oct 24  Accepting what we can’t change and changing what we can
  • Oct 31  Subduing Unhappiness about your Circumstances.
  • Nov 7  Eliminating Loneliness           

Victory Over Negative Self  

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 ourself and others. This results in our becoming more competent and brings harmony into our relationships.

  • Nov 14  I Am Not My Faults
  • Nov 21  Whose Fault is it?
  • Nov 28  Happy Thanksgiving!-NO Class
  • Dec 5     Taking off the Mask
  • Dec 12   The Protection of Clear Decisions
  • Dec 19   The Power of Humility
  • Dec 26 and Jan 1 NO Classes due to Winter Holidays  

Join us at the KMC Maryland Temple on December 24 at 5-6:15pm for Holiday Prayers for a Peaceful World and also on Dec 31 at 7-9:30pm for our Living with Joy New Years Eve Party and then for our silent retreat on New Years Day: Meditations to Nourish Your Body and Mind

Everyone is welcome to attend – no pre-registration required. Just drop in! 

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 19 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.