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.

 

New Year, New Mind, New You

Happiness and suffering are feelings – parts of our mind – and so their main causes are not to be found outside the mind. If we really want to be truly happy and free from suffering we must improve our understanding of the mind and in this way take take control of our mind so we can eliminate our suffering and develop lasting happiness.

  • Jan 2                       No Class-Join us for Retreat on the Stages of the Path (Lamrim)
  • Jan 9                       Why do I Feel This Way
  • Jan 16                     Empowered to Choose
  • Jan 23                     The Power of our intention
  • Jan 30                     Being in the Moment
  • Feb 6                       Focusing the Mind

Inspiring Solutions for Challenging Times

When things go wrong in our life and we encounter difficult situations, we tend to regard the situation itself as our problem, but in reality whatever problems we experience come from the mind. If we were to respond to difficult situations with a positive or peaceful mind, they would not be problems for us; indeed, we may even come to regard them as challenges or opportunities for growth and development. Problems arise only if we respond to difficulties with a negative state of mind.

  • Feb 13                    Accepting Uncertainty
  • Feb 20                    Overcoming Anxiety
  • Feb 27                    Coping with Loss
  • Mar 6                     Maintaining Clear Goals

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.