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!
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
Taking Charge of Your Holiday Experience
- Oct 18 Giving thanks/Being Grateful
- Oct 25 Why family can be difficult for us
- Nov 1 Ending Family Drama
- Nov 8 Can’t live with them; can’t live without them
- Nov 15 Abandoning the Holiday Blues
- Nov 22 No Class-Thanksgiving Holiday
Loving others is principally an attitude of mind, and the way in which we express it depends upon the needs, wishes and situations of each individual, as well as our karmic connection with them. If we make a special determination to cherish those with whom we are going to spend our time, and then put this determination into practice, our cherishing will be grounded and sincere. This will make our holidays harmonious and meaningful.
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.