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MEDITATION & BUDDHISM CLASSES

General Program

Spring Series

HOW TO TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE AND FIND HAPPINESS WITHIN

CLASSES ON-GOING

 

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Mar 22How to Develop and Maintain Peace of Mind
Mar 29Understanding Rebirth and Impermanence
Apr 5The Law of Karma - Cause and Effects
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Classes held Mondays in Santa Ana, and Thursdays in Santa Ana and also Newport Beach

For details check the Orange County website here:
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:

7:30 pm to 9:15 pm

Location:

NEW LOCATION TO BE ANNOUNCED
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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