SAN PEDRO

MEDITATION & BUDDHISM CLASSES

Not taking ourselves too seriously before meditation class
Enjoy Buddha’s wisdom and take it to heart

General Program

Spring Series

 


Apr 20Developing Faith, Consideration for Others, Non-attachment and Effort
Apr 27Learning to Cherish Others and Remembering their Kindness
May 4How to Deepen Our Love for Others
May 11How to See People's Buddha Nature and Not Their Faults
May 18Contentment - Exchanging Self with Others
May 25What is Compassion
Jun 1What is Pure Love - Wishing Love
Jun 8The Supreme Good Heart
Jun 15What is Wisdom - Buddha's Emptiness Teachings

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From the text How to Transform Your Life “The real source of happiness is inner peace.  If our mind is peaceful, we will be happy all the time, regardless of external conditions, but if it is disturbed or troubled in any way, we will never be happy, no matter how good our external conditions may be.  External conditions can only make us happy if our mind is peaceful.  We can understand this through our own experience.  For instance, even if we are in the most beautiful surroundings and have everything we need, the moment we get angry any happiness we may have disappears.  This is because anger has destroyed our inner peace.” ~ Geshe Kelsang Gyatso


Meditation Teacher:

Senior Practitioner, Marion Ipenburg

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Time:

7:15 pm to 9:15 pm

Location:

East West Healing Arts
721 S. Averill Ave
San Pedro, CA 90732

http://www.eastwesthealingarts.com/meditation


Cost:

$12 per class, no one turned away for lack of funds

Class Description:

The class begins with a short introduction, then we engage in a 10 minute relaxing guided breathing meditation. This is followed by a 50 minute commentary on the art of meditation and the subject of the class.

The commentary is followed by a 15 minute guided meditation on the main subject from the days’ class, a 15 minute inner-class discussion and we finish with a 15 minute question and answer period.

“When things go wrong in our life and we encounter difficult situations, we tend to regard the situation itself as our problem, but in reality whatever problems we experience come from the mind.  If we were to respond to difficult situations with a positive or peaceful mind, they would not be problems for us; indeed, we may even come to regard them as challenges or opportunities for growth and development.  Problems arise only if we respond to difficulties with a negative state of mind.  Therefore, if we want to be happy all the time and free from problems, we must develop and maintain a peaceful mind.  Sufferings, problems, worries, unhappiness and pain all exist within our mind; they are all unpleasant feelings, which are part of the mind.  Through controlling and purifying our mind we can stop them once and for all.”

How to Transform Your Life, pp. 10-11
Geshe Kelsang Gyatso