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.
BEGINNING MAY 2ND
Anger Solves Nothing – The weeks of May 2 through May 30
Anger has no function other than to cause us harm. It makes our mind rough and uncontrolled, robs us of our happiness, and disturbs others. Even the small anger of impatience and annoyance destroys our peace of mind and creates stress in our lives. This series will help us to learn how to recognize, reduce, and even eliminate anger from our mind.
- May 9 The Dangers of Anger
- May 16 Why we Get Angry
- May 23 The Power of Patience
- May 30 The Courage to Forgive
- Jun 6 Anger is Our only Enemy
Victory over Negative Self Image – The weeks of June 11 through July 16
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 our self and others. This results in our becoming more competent and brings harmony into our relationships.
- Jun 13 I Am Not My Faults
- Jun 20 Whose Fault Is It?
- Jun 27 Taking off the Mask
- Jul 4 No Class
- Jul 11 Overcoming Bad Habits
- Jul 18 Creating Good Habits
New Series Discount Available! Buy the whole series and get one class FREE!
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.