MEDITATION & BUDDHISM CLASSES
Beautiful Orange County beach near the meditation class.
Rest your mind on the stillness within.
MEDITATION ~ THE JOY OF CONTENTMENT
Inspiring Solutions for Difficult Times
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Classes also held Mondays in Santa Ana, Tuesdays in Costa Mesa and San Clemente, and Thursdays in
PLEASE NOTE: THIS VENUE IS CURRENTLY CLOSED AS THEY WILL BE MOVING SHORTLY. WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE. PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES. DURING THE INTERIM WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO JOIN US ON THURSDAY EVENINGS AT OUR CENTER IN SANTA ANA.
For details visit the Orange County website: http://meditationinorangecounty.org/
“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.” ~ Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche
General Program Format
Each class is two hours long and is broken down into several sections. We start with an introduction to the topic to be covered. We then still our minds with a guided 10 minute breathing meditation. It 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 closing with 15 minutes for questions and answers. Each class is self-contained and can be enjoyed on a drop-in basis. No registration is required. $12 per class, no one is turned away.
Mahamudra Kadampa Buddhist Center
Beautiful Quote from Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche
“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