Tues July 23rd there will be no 10:30am or 12:15pm class — 7pm class WILL BE HELD
Tuesdays are a very special day at KMC Maryland’s Annapolis branch class in West Annapolis. There’s a morning and an evening class that include both meditation and teachings on how to develop and maintain happiness and peace of mind.
Lunchtime Meditation is a half an hour guided meditation class that is suitable for anyone. It’s the perfect way to let the stress and pressure of your day melt away so you can return from your lunch hour feeling refreshed and nourished. The teacher will briefly instruct on the steps of meditation and then introduce a meditation topic; you then have plenty of quiet time to practice the process of meditation and improve your ability to stay focused on your meditation object.
The morning and afternoon classes are taught by KMC Maryland’s resident teacher, Gen Kelsang Chogden, a Western Buddhist nun who has been practicing meditation for over 20 years.
The environment is peaceful, warm and friendly and everyone is welcome! There’s plenty of parking in a large parking lot. And inside there’s a bookstore, a lovely Buddha statue, and always tea or other refreshments.
Why Are We Disappointed with Daily Life
While we remain attached to resources and respect, pleasure, a good reputation and praise, our mind is unbalanced and we are inclined to become over-excited when we possess them and dejected when we lose them. We remain unstable, vulnerable and emotionally dependent upon these things. Most of our energy goes into securing them and guarding against their loss. Yet there is no way to hold onto these things and they only bring temporary happiness. In the cycle of impure life, samsara, we never reach a point when we can say, “Now I am completely satisfied; I need nothing more. By applying Buddha’s teachings to our daily life we can learn to keep a contented, peaceful mind in the midst of the ups and downs of life.
- May 28 The Trap of Unrealistic Expectations
- June 4 The Mirage of Money
- June 11 Why Pleasure Seeking Fails
- June 18 The Reputation Roller Coaster
- June 25 Reducing Our Need for Praise
Freedom from Craving
We often feel that it is someone else who is making us unhappy, and we can become quite resentful. If we look at the situation carefully, however, we will find that it is always our own mental attitude that is responsible for our unhappiness. Another person’s actions make us unhappy only if we allow them to stimulate a negative response in us.
- July 2 The Dangers of Uncontrolled Desire
- July 9 Differentiating Love from Attachment
- July 16 Stop Craving, Start Living
- July 23 Equanimity in Daily Life
Class Times & Cost:
10:30am – 11:45am: $12/class ($8 students/seniors/unemployed)
12:15pm – 12:45pm: Lunchtime Meditation $6 (no discounts apply)
7:00pm – 8:15pm: $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.
First time coming to the class? Here is what to expect.
KMC-Maryland Annapolis Branch
703 Giddings Ave, Suite U2-B, Annapolis MD 21401
Directions: Enter the parking lot from Ridgely Ave. We are on the 2nd floor of the 703 Giddings Building (up the staircases from the parking lot).