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 – 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 — Sorry for any inconvenience but class is cancelled tonight
- Feb 12 Stop Living in the Past
Swift Measures for Life’s Inevitable Challenges
For as long as we are in the cycle of impure life, we cannot avoid unpleasant, difficult situations and a certain amount of physical discomfort, but by training our mind to look at frustrating situations in a more realistic manner, we can free ourself from a lot of unnecessary mental suffering. Instead of reacting blindly through the force of emotional habit, we should examine whether it is helpful or realistic to become unhappy in such situations. We do not need to become unhappy just because things do not go our way.
- Feb 19 Remaining Calm in the Midst of Insults
- Feb 26 Staying Cool Under Pressure
- March 4 Giving When You Don’t Have Much to Give
- March 11 Knowing when acceptance is necessary
- March 18 Getting Strong in the Midst of Tragedy
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.