Beginning in October this class will meet at a new time from 5:30 – 6:30pm!! 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
The Benefits of a Daily Practice
Meditation is a mind that concentrates on beneficial objects and that is the main cause for mental peace. When our mind is peaceful we are free from worries and mental discomfort, and we experience true happiness. If we train our mind to be peaceful, we will be happy all the time, even in adverse conditions. But if our mind is not peaceful, then even if we have the most pleasant external conditions we will not be happy. Therefore, it is important to train our mind through meditation.
- Sept 10 Why Meditate?
- Sept 17 Practice Makes Perfect
- Sept 24 No Class, Fall Festival
- Oct 1 No Class, Fall Festival
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
- Oct 22 Accepting what we can’t change and changing what we can
- Oct 29 Subduing Unhappiness about your Circumstances.
- Nov 5 Eliminating Loneliness
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 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