Thursday Evening Series
Lamrim: The Initial Scope ~ What Everyone Should Know
with Allen Howe
September 21 through December 7 ~ 7:00pm – 8:30pm
The first five Lamrim meditations are Buddha’s special teachings and meditations that everyone can and needs to understand in order to achieve liberation and enlightenment, or simply to experience a happier life and a more peaceful world.
Everyone can benefit. The course is based on Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche’s “New Meditation Handbook” and “How to Understand the Mind”.
September 21. Lamrim: Embracing our Buddha Nature
September 28. Meditation: How it Works
October 5. The Initial Scope: What We All Need to Know
October 12. The Real Meaning of Our Precious Human Life
October 19. Overcoming Laziness
October 26. Life is Short: There’s No Time to Waste
November 2. Rebirth: Understanding Its Vital Meaning
November 9. Future Lives: Our Best Motivation
November 16. Faith in Buddha Dharma and Sangha
November 23. No Class
November 30. All About Karma
December 7 Faith, Right-Action, Effort: On Our Way to Enlightenment
Registration: Everyone Welcome! No preregistration is necessary. $10 per class, No charge for all Monthly Members.
Tuesdays, 12:00 to 12:30 pm
‘When the turbulence of distracting thoughts subsides and our mind becomes still, a deep happiness and contentment naturally arises from within. This feeling of contentment and well-being helps us to cope with the busyness and difficulties of daily life.’
Join us for 30 minutes of brief meditation instruction followed by guided meditation. The purpose of this class is to help people gain personal experience of inner peace through the practice of meditation, to overcome their daily problems, and to find real happiness in their hearts so they can be of benefit to those around them.
Registration: $5. No charge for monthly members. This class is suitable for people with entry level experience or experienced meditators.
No preregistration is required, all are welcome.
Fridays, July 14 through August 11, 10am – 11am
with Kadampa Teacher Mike Ricadio
AUGUST 11 WAS THE LAST CLASS FOR FRIDAY MODERN BUDDHISM
This series provides practical instruction on how to develop and maintain compassion and wisdom in daily life. We can transform our lives, improve our relationships with others and look behind appearances to see the way things really are. Through this exploration of teachings of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche’s book, Modern Buddhism, we can find lasting happiness and accomplish the real meaning of our human life.
7/14 – No Time to Waste!
7/21 – Real Inner Protection
7/28 – Developing Future Happiness
8/4 – No Class
8/11- Increasing Contentment – LAST CLASS FOR FRIDAY MODERN BUDDHISM
Registration: No preregistration needed, just drop in. Each class is $10.. Free for Monthly Members.
Location: Dharmachakra Kadampa Buddhist Center, 923 Crossley Road, Palm Springs, CA 92264
with Kadampa Teacher Mike Racadio
Sunday Mornings 10:00am – 11:00am
How to Understand the Mind
A new series based on Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s extraordinary book, How to Understand the Mind. What is the mind? How does it work to cognize objects? Where do negative minds come from? How can we improve our concentration and other peaceful minds? What is an enlightened mind? We will answer these questions, and many more, all while learning to meditate in depth on the beautiful and blissful nature of our pure mind. Although taught as an ongoing series, each class will also function as a self-contained teaching and guided meditation. Feel free to come along to any class.
July 16 Seeing Beyond the Ordinary
July 23 Reducing Selfishness
July 30 No Class
Aug 6 Learning to not Retaliate
Aug 13 Obstacles to Change
Registration: By donation. No preregistration required – just drop in, Everyone is welcome!
Dharmachakra Buddhist Center
923 Crossley Road
Palm Springs, CA 92264
Mondays, 12pm – 1pm
with Kadampa Teacher Olga Duff
Cathedral City Public Library
Cathedral City Public Library
33-520 Date Palm Drive
(in the Community Room)
Learn to meditate—or expand your meditation practice—with these free classes. Meditation has wonderful benefits for both body and mind, including greater feelings of calm, more positive energy, and increased peace of mind.
We believe that anyone can learn to meditate. The focus of these classes is learning how to meditate and taking time to practice. Everyone can benefit from the techniques they will learn in these one-hour classes. No previous experience is required (but experienced meditators are welcome too).