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.
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
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 Simply Meditate
- Nov 26 Thanksgiving week Meditation
- 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
Everyone is welcome!
Time: Tuesdays 7:30pm – 8:45pm
Teacher: 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