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.
Creating Balance in a Busy Life – The weeks of September 10 through October 8
Most of our daily problems arise from unbalanced minds such as uncontrolled desire and irritation. If we learn to maintain a well-balanced mind our meetings with others will be pleasant, our friendships long-lasting and our mind will remain peaceful in the midst of our busy daily life.
- Sept 12 Inner Peace
- Sept 19 Keeping a Balanced Mind — equanimity
- Sept 26 Simplify Your Life — Contentment
- Oct 3 Working with Difficulties — Patience
- Oct 10 Kindness and Compassion in daily life
Taking Charge of Your Holiday Experience
- Oct 17 Giving thanks/Being Grateful
- Oct 24 Why family can be difficult for us
- Oct 31 No Class-Halloween
- Nov 7 Can’t live with them; can’t live without them
- Nov 14 Abandoning the Holiday Blues
- Nov 21 No Class-Thanksgiving Holiday
Loving others is principally an attitude of mind, and the way in which we express it depends upon the needs, wishes and situations of each individual, as well as our karmic connection with them. If we make a special determination to cherish those with whom we are going to spend our time, and then put this determination into practice, our cherishing will be grounded and sincere. This will make our holidays harmonious and meaningful.
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 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.