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
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
Time: Tuesdays 7pm – 8:15pm
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 20 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