General Program (GP) Fall Meditation Series
Drop-In Classes Monday through Thursday Evenings 7:15 pm – 9:15 pm at various locations. See Meditation Classes by Day in right column or below for mobile devices.
HOW TO FIND THE REAL MEANING OF HUMAN LIFE
Using The Mirror of Dharma
The General Program (GP) class provides a straightforward presentation of Buddhist view, meditation, and the establishment of a daily practice. This class is suitable for beginners or for those with more experience. In these classes we will learn why we need meditation and discover practical methods to attain peaceful states of mind.
All our problems and all our unhappiness are created by our uncontrolled mind and our non-virtuous actions. By engaging in the practice of Dharma (Buddha’s teachings), we can learn to pacify and control our mind, abandon non-virtuous actions and their root cause, and thereby attain permanent peace, the true cessation of all our suffering.
In this series of classes we will study the instructions contained within the text The Mirror of Dharma by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche. The Mirror of Dharma points the way to an unchanging freedom and happiness, challenges us to grow, and will have a remarkable impact on our life. Students can purchase this book at class or online through the publisher Tharpa.
Anyone can learn basic meditation and experience the benefits that come from having a peaceful mind. This drop-in General Program class is suitable for everyone, regardless of faith, background or experience. Classes are designed to be self contained and can be enjoyed on a drop in basis. Everyone is welcome.
What can I expect in each class?
Each class is two hours long and is broken down into several sections. We begin with an introduction on the topic covered then still our minds with a guided 10 minute breathing meditation. This is followed by a 50 minute commentary on the actual meditation practice, then 15 minute guided meditation on the topic that was covered, a 15 minute intra-class discussion and close with 15 minutes for Q & A.
$12 per class, no one turned away for lack of funds
Beautiful Quote from Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche
“The only way we can make ourself and others happy all the time is through practicing Buddha’s teachings. This is because happiness depends on a peaceful mind. Through practicing Buddha’s teachings we can develop and maintain a peaceful mind all the time, so that we will be happy all the time; regardless of whether our external conditions are good or bad, if we maintain a peaceful mind all the time we will be happy all the time.”