Tuesdays In Columbia

This meditation class in Columbia is held at the Oakland Mills Interfaith Center, a friendly and welcoming space that is centrally located in the town of Columbia. We meet in room 400 which is easily accessible after entering the building. 

 

New Year, New Mind, New You – How to Move From Negative States of Mind to Positive

Abandoning negative states of mind and cultivating positive states of mind is the essence of practicing Buddha’s teachings.  Negative states of mind are the cause of all negative actions and the source of all our suffering and danger. By identifying them, learning to reduce them and eventually eradicating them we solve all our problems

  • Jan 7 Reducing Anxiety and Worry  Class is cancelled due to snow
  • Jan 14 Decreasing Fear
  • Jan 21 Overcoming Guilt
  • Jan 28 A Remedy for Jealousy
  • Feb 4 Defeating Depression
  • Feb 11 Stop Living in the Past

Swift Measures for  Life’s Inevitable Challenges

For as long as we are in the cycle of impure life, we cannot avoid unpleasant, difficult situations and a certain amount of physical discomfort, but by training our mind to look at frustrating situations in a more realistic manner, we can free ourself from a lot of unnecessary mental suffering. Instead of reacting blindly through the force of emotional habit, we should examine whether it is helpful or realistic to become unhappy in such situations. We do not need to become unhappy just because things do not go our way. 

  • Feb 18        Remaining Calm in the Midst of Insults
  • Feb 25        Staying Cool Under Pressure
  • March 3      Giving When You Don’t Have Much to Give
  • March 10    Knowing when acceptance is necessary
  • March 17    Getting Strong in the Midst of Tragedy

Everyone is welcome!

Time: Tuesdays 7:30pm – 8:45pm

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.

rickTeacher: Rick Ratigan  is a longtime member of KMC-MD and has contributed greatly to the community over the past 16 years. He is retired from the State of Maryland with a background in Social Services. He is a sincere meditator and Dharma practitioner and is well liked for his compassion and good sense of humor. Rick’s classes are down-to-earth and practical. 

 

First time coming to a class? Here’s what to expect.

Location: Oakland Mills Interfaith Center, Room 400, 5885 Robert Oliver Place Oakland Mills Village, Columbia, MD 21045