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!
New Year, New Mind, New You – How to Move From Negative States of Mind to Positive
Abandoning negative states of mind and cultivating positive states of mind is the essence of practicing Buddha’s teachings. Negative states of mind are the cause of all negative actions and the source of all our suffering and danger. By identifying them, learning to reduce them and eventually eradicating them we solve all our problems
- Jan 9 Reducing Anxiety and Worry
- Jan 16 Decreasing Fear
- Jan 23 Overcoming Guilt
- Jan 30 A Remedy for Jealousy
- Feb 6 Defeating Depression
- Feb 13 Stop Living in the Past
Swift Measures for Life’s Inevitable Challenges
For as long as we are in the cycle of impure life, we cannot avoid unpleasant, difficult situations and a certain amount of physical discomfort, but by training our mind to look at frustrating situations in a more realistic manner, we can free ourself from a lot of unnecessary mental suffering. Instead of reacting blindly through the force of emotional habit, we should examine whether it is helpful or realistic to become unhappy in such situations. We do not need to become unhappy just because things do not go our way.
- Feb 20 Remaining Calm in the Midst of Insults
- Feb 27 Staying Cool Under Pressure
- March 5 Giving When You Don’t Have Much to Give
- March 12 Knowing when acceptance is necessary
- March 19 Getting Strong in the Midst of Tragedy
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.