Tuesdays 6:30pm ~ Deepening Our Practice

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Deepening Our Practice
Tuesdays, 6:30pm ~ 7:30pm
with Kadampa Teacher Mike Racadio

To create the personal growth we long for, we have to develop and deepen our spiritual practice.  The meditation classes in this series “Deepening Our Practice” are very easy to understand and apply to our daily lives. The classes are suitable for both beginners and more advanced practitioners. Everyone Welcome!

May 16th – Buddhist Chanted Prayers- Part 2

May 23th –  Prostrations

May 30th – Experiential Spirituality: Relying on a Dharmapala and Spiritual Guide

June 6th – Difficulties as Spiritual Medicine: Heart Jewel Practice

June 13th – Transforming Pain- Logong Practice

June 20th – Seeing Beyond the Ordinary- Mahamudra Practice

June 27th – The Power of Imagination: Tantra

Registration: No preregistration is necessary.  The fee is $5 per class for non-members; there is no charge for DBC supporters.
Location: Dharmachakra Buddhist Center, 923 Crossley Road, Palm Springs, CA 92264

Tues & Thurs, 12pm ~ Lunchtime Meditations ~ Join Us

Lunchtime Meditation with Kadampa Teacher Craig Bruce
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 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. Free for Monthly Members. This class is suitable for people with entry level experience.

No pre-registration is required, all are welcome.

Location: Dharmachakra Buddhist Center, 923 Crossley Road, Palm Springs, CA 92264

Fridays, 10am ~ Stress Free Living: Transforming Anger and Conflict ~ April 28 through June 16

Fridays, April 28 through June 16, 10am – 11am
with Kadampa Teacher Mike Ricadio

Feeling stressed, overwhelmed and annoyed can become a normal part of our daily life experience. In this 8-week course, we will explore practical solutions to the problems of stress and anger, deconstructing the actual causes and learning how to use these experiences as opportunities for growth and development.

TOPICS FOR THIS SERIES:
April 28 The Psychology of Stress and Anger
May 5 Anger in Relationships: The Psychology of Blaming
May 12 Why We Get Angry at Ourself and Others
May 19 The Art of Acceptance: Responding Constructively
May 26 Do I Have Unrealistic Expectations?
June 2 Transforming (Not Repressing) Painful Feelings
June 9 Everything Depends Upon Other Things
June 16  Anger Hurts, Compassion Heals

Registration: No registration needed, just drop in. Each class is $5. Free for Monthly Members.

Location: Dharmachakra Buddhist Center, 923 Crossley Road, Palm Springs, CA 92264

Thursdays 7:00 pm ~ Tools for Increasing Inner Peace ~ June 15 through July 20

with Kadampa Teacher Mike Racadio
Thursday evenings 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Tools for Increasing Inner Peace

Most people believe that it is not possible to have permanent peace and happiness, but if we long for a happier life we have to change our mind.  This series will explore the basic Buddhist method of attaining harmony in our lives based on the text Meaningful to Behold.  This is a drop-in class, and each class is self-contained.  No previous experience is necessary.

June 15th    Watching the Mind

June 22nd How to End Bad Habits in Relationships

June 29th Learning to Accept

July 6th     Increasing Effort

July 13th   Focusing the Mind

July 20th The Nature of the Mind

Registration:  No preregistration is necessary.  $10 per class,  free to all Monthly Members.

Location: Dharmachakra Buddhist Center, 923 Crossley Road, Palm Springs, CA 92264

Sundays at 10 am ~ Prayers for World Peace

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.

June 11-  The Nature and Function of the Mind

June 18-  Mental Pain- Contact, Craving and Discrimination

June 25- Removing the Source of Pain Part 1

July 2-    Removing the Source of Pain Part 2

July 9-   Methods of Change

Registration: Donations accepted, $5 suggested. No preregistration required – just drop in! Everyone is welcome.

Dharmachakra Buddhist Center
923 Crossley Road
Palm Springs, CA 92264

 

Lunchtime Meditations

Mondays, 12pm – 1pm
with Kadampa Teacher Olga Duff

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Cathedral City Public Library

Cathedral City Public Library
33-520 Date Palm Drive
(in the Community Room)
Free
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).