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Welcome to the Mahamudra Kadampa Meditation Center. We are dedicated to teaching practitioners how to control and still their minds through meditation.
MEDITATION CLASSES OFFERED
New Fall Series
Learn to Meditate – The Beauty of Meditation
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday Evenings 7:15-8:45 pm at all locations
Heart Jewel Meditation with Commentary
Our Daily Meditation Practice Explained
Saturday Mornings 9:00-10:30 am
Prayers for World Peace
Reciting Buddha’s Heart Sutra and Meditation on the Wisdom Realizing Emptiness
Sunday Mornings 11:00-11:50 am
EXPLORE BUDDHA’S METHODS TO CULTIVATE INNER PEACE
Why Everyone Needs Meditation
The only way we can make ourself and others happy all the time is through practicing Buddha’s teachings. This is because happiness depends on a peaceful mind. Through practicing Buddha’s teachings we can develop and maintain a peaceful mind all the time, so that we will be happy all the time; regardless of whether our external conditions are good or bad, if we maintain a peaceful mind all the time we will be happy all the time.
The Benefits of Meditation
Just as a bird cannot fly if it has stones tied to its legs, so we cannot make progress on the spiritual path if we are tightly tied down by the chains of attachment, anger and ignorance. Understand the peace and wisdom of letting go of deceptive states of mind, letting go of our anger and dissatisfaction. And cultivate minds of patience, compassion and wisdom.
Improve and perfect the minds that understand the nature of impermanent phenomena, how cause and effect function to bring about future pain or happiness, come to know how we create our own suffering and how to stop it, how we can love without attachment, develop compassion for those who cannot love, and develop wisdom through our own inner experience. By following the instructions of training the mind, our wisdom will naturally and effortlessly increase and our mind will experience the inner peace that we long for.
Meditation creates an inner space and lucidity that increases our experience of the beauty of concentration. From this concentration and good heart arises the inner wealth of clarity, stillness and wisdom.
By following very simple, practical instructions we can learn to make our life meaningful and with effort we can attain full enlightenment.
The Power of Meditation
- Experience an inner calm and relax your body and mind
- Deal with challenges in a positive way
- Develop inner wisdom that leads to enlightenment
The Purpose of Training in Meditation and Contemplation
The purpose of training in contemplation is to make the meaning of the instructions touch our heart so that we can easily make progress in training in meditation. If we do not sincerely practice training in contemplation our Dharma understanding will remain only intellectual. Thus, it will have no power to solve our daily problems of uncontrolled desire, or attachment, anger, ignorance and other delusions. Understanding this we should apply great effort to sincerely practice training in contemplation.