COSTA MESA

MEDITATION AND BUDDHISM CLASSES

Find peace of mind through meditation at Orange Coast College.

GENERAL PROGRAM

Fall Series

A Meaningful Inner Journey

CLASSES ON-GOING | DROP IN ANYTIME


Series I
September 18What is the Real Meaning of Our Human Life?
September 25The Importance of Having an Object of Meditation: Our Impermanent Life
October 2Understanding Reincarnation: Faith in Buddha's Teachings and the Effect of Reincarnation
October 9Essential Insights into the Buddha of Compassion
October 16Karma and How Actions Affect our Future Experience
Series II
October 23How to Gather up Internal Riches for Future Lives
October 30True Cessations
November 6Understanding the Three Principal Aspects of the Path
November 13Cherishing All Living Beings
Series III
November 20Universal Compassion
November 27Developing the Supreme Good Heart
December 4The Practice of the Six Perfections
December 11Training in Emptiness

Classes also held Mondays in Santa Ana, Tuesdays in San Clemente, Wednesdays in Newport Beach, and Thursdays in Santa Ana

**THIS CLASS FOLLOWS THE COLLEGE CURRICULUM YEAR AND WILL BEGIN SEPTEMBER 18TH.  

For details visit the Orange County website:  http://meditationinorangecounty.org/


In these classes we will study various Buddhist texts written by the Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche. Students can purchase books at class or online through the publisher Tharpa Publications.  Through study, contemplation and meditation we can solve our daily problems of uncontrolled desire, anger and ignorance, and make our human life meaningful.

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche is an internationally renowned meditation master and scholar.  In his books, Venerable Geshe-la explains practical instructions to complete the path to enlightenment, based on his deep experience gained from a lifetime spent in meditation.


Series I
Finding Happiness through Understanding Meaningful Objects
Learn how to be happy all the time through putting Buddha’s teachings into practice.
Fee:  $15 per class or $60 for series

Series II
Following the Path of Compassion and Wisdom
Come to understand the essential meaning of Buddha’s teachings to touch our heart, and through this our mind will transform into wisdom, cherishing love and compassion.
Fee:  $15 per class or $50 for series

Series III
Completing the Path to Supreme Permanent Inner Peace “Nirvana”
Find out how to train in the path that leads to lasting happiness and gain the ability to lead others.
Fee:  $15 per class or $50 for series

Enroll in all 3 sessions for $130

 

General Program Format

Each class is 75 minutes long and broken down into several sections. We begin with an introduction to the topic covered, then we still our minds with a guided 10 minute breathing meditation. This is followed by a 35 minute commentary on the actual meditation practice, then 10 minute guided meditation on the topic, and 15+ minutes of intra-class discussion follow, questions and answers.

These classes are suitable for both beginners and more advanced practitioners. No special clothing is required and no pre-registration is necessary. After class feel free to stay and discuss the topic with like-minded practitioners.

There are two ways to join these classes:

1) Register for each Series through the Orange Coast College website by clicking link here. Simply choose series, add to cart, and prepay.  New Students will be asked to Create New Profile with a username and password.

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2) Drop in and simply pay $15 per class, no one is turned away. Each class is self-contained and can be enjoyed on a drop-in basis. Parking permit costs $1.00 per visit and more information is below.

Teachers from

Mahamudra Kadampa Buddhist Center

Time

7:00 pm to 8:15 pm

Location

Orange Coast College
Allied Health Sciences Bldg #105
2701 Fairview Road
Costa Mesa, CA  92626                                   Parking Permit $1.00

Meditate in Coast Mesa at Orange Coast College