COSTA MESA

MEDITATION AND BUDDHISM CLASSES

Find peace of mind through meditation at Orange Coast College.

GENERAL PROGRAM

Spring Series

Understanding Meditation and How to Integrate it Into Our Daily Lives

CLASSES ON-GOING | DROP IN ANYTIME

 

PLEASE NOTE:  THESE CLASSES FOLLOW THE COLLEGE SCHEDULE AND ARE ON BREAK UNTIL SEPTEMBER 10.  KINDLY CHECK BACK FOR THE UPDATED SCHEDULE FOR THIS LOCATION.  IN THE INTERIM, PLEASE JOIN US AT ONE OF OUR OTHER LOCATIONS.


Series I
February 12Understanding the Origin of Conflicting Emotions
February 19The Inner Path - Meditation
February 26How to Solve the Anger Problem
March 5The Uncontrolled Mind of Attachment
March 12The Peace of Patience
March 19Accepting Others
March 26SCHOOL BREAK
Series II
April 2Learning to Accept Unavoidable Difficulties
April 9Patience in Thinking about Dharma
April 16What does Buddha Mean by Wisdom
April 23Pain Disappears When we Discover It's Real Nature
April 30Our Dreamlike Life
May 7Recognizing the Mind's Extremes
May 14 - Sept 10SCHOOL BREAK

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

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.


Cost

Series I
Finding Happiness on the Path of Meditation
Learn how to be happy all the time through putting Buddha’s teachings into practice.
Fee:  $15 per class or $75 for series

Series II
Following the Path of Compassion and Wisdom
Come to understand the essential meaning of Buddha’s teachings.
Fee:  $15 per class or $75 for series

Enroll in both 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.

or

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