Due to traffic conditions at 5:30pm there is another time change for this class.
Beginning Oct 29th this class will meet Tuesdays at a new time from 6:30 – 7:30pm.
We hope this is more convenient for you to attend.
We have offered a class in Harford County for over five years. It is held in a cozy classroom at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Harford County (UUFHC) on Rt. 22. UUFHC is conveniently located on Rt. 22 just north of the Harford County Community College Campus. It’s located 20 minutes from Havre de Grace and 10 minutes from the Harford Mall
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 8 Coping with Loss
- Oct 15 Mastering Aging, pain and illness
- Sorry, no class Oct 22 Accepting what we can’t change and changing what we can —
- Oct 29 Subduing Unhappiness about your Circumstances.
- Nov 5 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 12 I Am Not My Faults
- Nov 19 Whose Fault is it?
- Nov 26 Thanksgiving week teaching: Cherishing Others
- Dec 3 Taking off the Mask
- Dec 10 The Protection of Clear Decisions
- Dec 17 The Power of Humility
- Dec 24 and Dec 31 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
Class Fee: $12/class or $8 for students/seniors/unemployed. You can also become a member starting at $40/month and receive discount while you help to provide a steady level of support for our activities.
Teacher: Gen Kelsang Chogden is the resident teacher at Kadampa Meditation Center Maryland and also teaches weekly at our branch classes in Churchville and Annapolis.
Gen Chogden is an American Buddhist nun and the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Center Maryland. Gen Chogden has been practicing Kadampa Buddhism for 21 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.
First time coming to a class? Here’s what to expect.
Location: Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Harford County, 2515 Churchville Road, Churchville, MD 21028