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.

BEGINNING MAY 2ND

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.

Date                      Topic

  • 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

Kindness Equals Happiness – The weeks of August 13 through September 3

Everybody needs to be good-natured with a good heart, because in this way we can solve our own problems as well as those of others, and we can make our human life meaningful. Every living being has the same basic wish—to be happy and avoid suffering.  In these classes we will learn how to fulfill this wish.

Date                           Topic

  • Aug 15              The Secret of Happiness
  • Aug 22              Warm Heart and Feeling of Closeness
  • Aug 29.             How to Stay Happy in Daily Life
  • Sep 5.                Remaining Happy in Hard Times

 

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.