Wednesdays in Mt Vernon

This weekly drop-in class is suitable for both beginners and experienced meditators. The class includes a gentle, relaxing meditation followed by a practical teaching on some aspect of Buddhist meditation and practice. The session ends with a guided meditation to help us take the teachings into our hearts to improve our lives and relationships with others. With Meditation Teacher, Monica Heiser.

 

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 13  I Am Not My Faults No Class due to venue closure
  • Nov 20  Whose Fault is it?
  • Nov 27  Happy Thanksgiving!  No Class
  • Dec 4     Taking off the Mask
  • Dec 11   The Protection of Clear Decisions
  • Dec 18   The Power of Humility
  • Dec 25 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 and start the New Year with a silent retreat on Meditations to Nourish the Body and Mind.

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 8 Reducing Anxiety and Worry
  • Jan 15 Decreasing Fear
  • Jan 22 Overcoming Guilt
  • Jan 29 A Remedy for Jealousy
  • Feb 5 Defeating Depression
  • Feb 12 Stop Living in the Past

Class Time: Wednesdays 7:30 – 8:30 PM

Cost: $12/person ($8 students, seniors 60+, unemployed)

Location: Indiginal Wellness Studio, 213 W. Read Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

monica-cropped.pngMonica Heiser is a student and teacher at KMC Maryland who has been practicing Kadampa Buddhism for the past 8 years. While in high school, she became interested in world religions and took a comparative religion class. A senior Buddhist monk spoke to her class, and inspired by his peaceful presence, she decided to go to her local Kadampa Buddhist Center. Since that time, practicing Buddhist teachings have brought Monica incredible joy, inspiration, and meaning to her life and relationships. She is the branch class teacher in Mt. Vernon on Wednesdays as well as the Dharma for Kids Teacher at the temple on Sunday mornings.