COURSE INFO:

Day: Thursdays
Dates: Ongoing
Last class will be December 28th
Time: 7:30pm – 9pm
Cost: Free for Members • $15/class for non-members

This more advanced course is designed for meditators who want to understand and practice developing the wish for freedom from the cycle of suffering. In this series, we will study the 'Twelve Dependent-Related Links' Section of "Joyful Path of Good Fortune" by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.

Our experiences of joy and contentment are uncertain, intermittent and fleeting. We may begin to wonder if it is even possible to create a lasting peace. If we examine our current views, intentions and actions, it is clear that there is no good reason to expect a deep and transformative change in our experience.

However, Buddha taught that a radically different experience is indeed possible for us, if we only develop our wisdom and apply joyful effort. In his teaching on the Twelve Dependent-Related Links, Buddha explained how these twelve factors cause us to cycle in an ongoing experience of dissatisfaction, and how, through an enjoyable daily practice, we can create a profound inner freedom.

On the basis of a close study of the text, we will learn to meditate on the wish for lasting freedom. Everyone is welcome!

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COURSE INFO:

Day: Thursdays
Dates: January 4, 11, 18 & 25
February 1, 8, 15 & 22; March 1
Time: 7:30pm – 9pm
Cost: Free for Members • $15/class for non-members

The Six Perfections are the practices of a Bodhisattva, a powerful spiritual being bound for the enlightened state of a Buddha, driven by his or her compassion for living beings everywhere. Engaging in these practices enables us to begin to develop the extraordinary potential that lies within us, as well as making our life joyful, deep and beneficial to others by its very nature. 

The practice of the Six Perfections solves our own problems as we develop within ourselves the capacity to help solve the problems of others. In this ongoing Thursday night series, Kadam Matthew will take us step-by-step through how to understand and practice the Six Perfections.

Becoming a Bodhisattva
January 4: The World-Changing Joy of Compassion
January 11: The Necessity of Enlightenment
January 18: Becoming a Bodhisattva

The Path of Love
January 25: The Transformative Power of Love
February 1: Removing the Source of Pain
February 8: The Wisdom of Love

The Perfection of Giving
February 15: Learning to Let Go
February 22: Giving Love
March 1: The Wisdom of Giving


LOCATION:

Vajradhara Meditation Center
444 Atlantic Avenue
(Bet. Nevins and Bond Streets)