Wednesday Evening Class
Suitable for everyone, these walk-in classes offer simple, practical methods to improve the quality of our lives and develop inner peace. These classes focus on using Buddhist understanding to help us solve our daily problems, let go of negative minds and find the lasting happiness we seek.
Each class includes teaching, guided meditation and an opportunity to ask questions. Although taught as a series, each class is self-contained and can be attended individually.
The Four Noble Truths
In the Sutra of The Four Noble Truths, Buddha says, “You should know sufferings. You should abandon origins. You should attain cessations. You should practice the path.” In this series we will explore how these profound teachings can be applied practically to our life, enabling us to solve our daily problems and to establish within our minds the path to liberation and lasting happiness.
March 1 Controlling desire & finding satisfaction
March 8 Why do things go wrong?
March 15 The source of all problems
March 22 Finding freedom within
March 29 Happiness that lasts
A New Perspective
“All the suffering there is in this world arises from wishing our self to be happy. All the happiness there is in this world arises from wishing others to be happy.” – Shantideva
In this series we will explore how all the problems of daily life arise from our self-centered perspective. Each week, we will investigate a particular negative state of mind and discover its positive mental opponent. By learning to reduce our obsessive self-concern we will discover how the mind that cherishes others is a powerful method to solve our problems.
April 5 – Attachment vs Love
April 12 – Jealousy vs Rejoicing
April 19 – Pride vs Humility
April 26 – Self vs Other
Like a Cloudless Sky – Meditations for a Clear Mind
Learn meditations to uncover the pure, essential nature of your mind, which lies beneath the usual turbulence of distracting thoughts. Through practicing these meditations we will experience the immediate benefits of a calmer mind and as we gain familiarity we will start to experience a deeper sense of inner peace, clarity and stillness in our mind, which will cause our usual problems of stress and tension to fall away.
May 3 – What is the mind?
May 10 – Finding inner clarity
May 17 – Connecting to our potential
May 24 – The limitless mind
Karma & the Key to Freedom
Karma is the natural law of actions and their effects. By understanding the law of karma we can take responsibility for all of our experiences and learn how to create positive karma and purify our potential for future suffering. In this way we can take control of our life and find real happiness within our own mind.
May 31 – What is karma?
June 7 – Actions & their effects
June 14 – Healing the Past
June 21 – Creating your future
The Confidence to Change
Many people suffer from a lack of self-confidence or base their self-esteem on things that are unreliable and subject to change. By tapping into the limitless reservoir of peace and happiness within our own mind, we can develop authentic self-confidence based on insight into our extraordinary potential.
June 28 – Freedom from Limitations
July 5 – Developing Inner Strength
July 12 – Authentic Self Confidence
July 19 – Finding gold within