COSTA MESA

MEDITATION AND BUDDHISM CLASSES

Meditate in Costa Mesa at Orange Coast College

GENERAL PROGRAM

Fall Series

SOLVE ANGER – FIND CONTENMENT

CLASSES ON-GOING | DROP IN ANYTIME

 

*** VISIT OUR NEW CLASS LOCATION!!  CLASSES BEGIN ON TUESDAY EVENINGS 7:00 PM TO 8:00 PM STARTING SEPTEMBER 19TH. ***

 

 


Basics of Meditation Practice, Nature of Problems and Suffering
September 19Understanding the Meditation Practice
September 26Problems Do Not Exist Outside the Mind
October 3We Should Know How to Abandon Suffering - Four Noble Truths
October 10The Faults of Anger
Introduction to Mental Delusions, Concept of Patient Acceptance
October 17The Faults of Anger - Dispelling Anger through Meditation
October 24Why we Get Angry
October 31What is Patient Acceptance
November 7Patience is Not Being a Door Mat
November 14Being Patient with Difficult People
Application of Patient Acceptance, Dangers of Anger and Self Cherishing
November 21Accepting Suffering Does not Mean Being a Door Mat
November 28Discovering Where Pain is Actually Coming from and Letting it Go.
The Benefits of Patiently Accepting Unwanted Circumstances.
December 5Anger Gives us No Choice. We can Stop! Dispel Unpleasant Feelings with Meditation
December 12Learning not to Retaliate. Generating Compassion. A Meditation Practice on Dharma.

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

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

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

 


Teachers from:

Mahamudra Kadampa Buddhist Center

Time:

7:00 pm to 8:00 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


Basics of Meditation Practice, Nature of Problems and Suffering
We will cover the fundamentals of setting up a daily meditation practice, and learn different techniques to calm our “busy and talkative” mind. You will become familiar with the source of your problems, and initiate steps to reduce and eventually eliminate them. Finally, we will begin to examine anger, its faults, and destructive effects.
Tuesday, September 19 – October 10
Fee: $15 per class or $60 for series.

Introduction to Mental Delusions, Concept of Patient Acceptance
We will be discovering the Tibetan Buddhist meaning of “Delusions”. For instance, delusions encompass concepts such as anger, hatred, ignorance, and jealously. You will learn how the practice of Patient Acceptance can assist you when dealing with your delusions, and offer you a method of generating peace in your life and in the life of others.
Tuesday, October 17 – November 14
Fee: $15 per class or $75 for series.

Application of Patient Acceptance, Dangers of Anger and Self Cherishing
We will examine how our anger gives us no choice in our action, and that you can STOP your anger, hatred and other harmful delusions. We will discover that retaliation can be reduced and eventually eliminated from our lives. You will be introduced to compassion and how to apply this concept to your daily situations. You will learn how to incorporate these topics into your daily meditation practice.
Tuesday, November 21 – December 12
Fee: $15 per class or $60 for series.

Cost:

$15 per class, no one turned away for lack of funds

Class Description:

Each class is 60 minutes long and is 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 25 minute commentary on the actual meditation practice, then 10 minute guided meditation on the topic, and 15 minutes of intra-class discussion, questions and answers. After class feel free to stay and visit and discuss with like-minded practitioners. Each class is self-contained and can be enjoyed on a drop-in basis. Click here for Fall Series details. No registration is required.

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