Dates: December 18 & 25
January 8, 15, 22 & 29
Time: 7pm – 8:30pm
Cost: Free for Members • $15 per class
DECEMBER: The Practice of Meditation & HOW TO TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE
A series of classes based on Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s newly-published “How to Transform Your Life.”
This practical manual for daily life shows how we can develop authentic inner peace, overcome daily problems and bring about positive changes in our life that enable us to experience deep and lasting happiness. Each class consists of guided meditations and clear explanations, as well as an opportunity to ask questions. We encourage attending the full series for a deeper understanding of the topic, but you can join at any time!
November 13: Meditation and Authentic Happiness
November 20: Enlightenment is Possible
November 27: Our Outstanding Potential: Buddha Nature
December 4: Open Our Hearts
December 11: The Power of Kindness
December 18: We Are All Interconnected
December 25: TBD
JANUARY: HOW TO TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE AND THE CONFIDENCE TO CHANGE
Continuing our series of classes based on Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s newly-published “How to Transform Your Life.”
If we lack confidence in ourselves and our radical potential, we will not experience real change. During this series we will look at what it actually means to change and investigate our fear of change along with our doubts about it. Through developing insight into our true nature, we naturally acquire confidence in our own potential for transformation. Combining this confidence with Buddhist spiritual practice will enable us to become the person we truly wish to be... and more!
January 8: Overcoming Our Resistance to Change
January 15: The End of Discouragement
January 22: Insecurity vs. Confidence
January 29: Joyful and Relaxed
For as long as our lives are controlled by unhappy and unrealistic states of mind such as anger, depression, and anxiety, we are not actually free. Without true freedom there can be no lasting happiness.
In this course, Kadam Matthew will help us connect to our extraordinary potential for mental freedom and lasting happiness, and give us practical methods for dealing with daily problems peacefully and skillfully.
February 5: Identifying the Source of the Problem
February 12: Envisioning the Solution
February 19: Meditation and the Wish for Freedom
February 26: Transforming Obstacles into Peace
Vajradhara Meditation Center
444 Atlantic Avenue
(Bet. Nevins and Bond Streets)