A SPECIAL NEW YEAR’S EVE

Join a group of like-minded individuals for our annual New Year‘s Eve celebration! Ring in the New Year in a meaningful and positive way, with compassion and beneficial intentions!

We will enjoy hors d’oeuvres and non-alcoholic beverages from 9:30 to 10:45pm. Then Teacher Mike Racadio will give an introduction to the practice of Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of Compassion, which is a beautiful arrangement of prayers and mantras; we will then engage in the practice itself. As midnight approaches, Mike will guide us in a meditation to take us into 2017.
This event is a wonderful opportunity for making our New Year’s resolutions extra powerful. With a peaceful and compassionate mind, we can dedicate for the welfare of the whole world.

Schedule:
9:30-10:30pm Party – Hors d’oeuvres & Non-Alcoholic Refreshments
10:30pm Short talk about Avalokiteshvara Prayers with Mike Racadio
11pm Avalokiteshvara Prayers and Meditation through the New Year

Cost: $15

Tuesdays 6:30-8pm ~ December 19th through February 6th

Eight Steps to Happiness
The Buddhist Way to Loving Kindness

Tuesdays 6:30 to 8:00pm   
Eight Week Series December 19 ~ February 6 ~ Registration $10 per class ~ Everyone welcome!

                    

Learn how to meditate on eight beautiful verses that comprise one of Buddhism’s best-loved teachings.  Clear methods are presented for transforming all life’s difficulties into valuable spiritual insights, for improving our relationships, and for bringing greater patience, empathy and compassion into our daily lives.
With teacher Craig Bruce.

December 19th  Learning to Cherish Others
December 26th Cherishing Love
January 2nd      Exchanging Self with Others
January 9th       Great Compassion
January 16th    Wishing Love
January 23rd   Accepting Defeat & Offering the Victory
January 30th   Taking & Giving
February 6th   The Precious Mind of Bodhisattva


 

 

December Workshop & Retreat

December Workshop & Retreat
with Kadampa Teacher Mike Racadio     

 

No preregistration needed.  Free of charge for enrolled members.
Saturday, December 16, 2017
Workshop on Staying Calm When Things Go Wrong
10:30am-12pm
Class fee: $10
Saturday, December 30, 2017
Compassion Meditation Retreat
Session 1: 10:30-11:30am
Session 2: 11:45-12:45pm
$15 Full Retreat or $10 per Session

 

Sundays 3:00 – 4:10 pm ~ Transform Your Life

Transform Your Life ~ Sundays 3-4:10 pm  
with Kadampa Teacher Mike Racadio
In this series, we will explore methods we can apply to our daily life to develop and maintain inner peace, reduce and stop our experience of problems, and bring about positive changes in our mind that will lead us to experience deep and lasting happiness. 

 

Dec 3- Finding Meaning

Dec 10- Real Happiness

Dec 17 – Developing Mental Peace

Dec 24- Ending mental Pain

Dec 31- A Warm Approach to Relationships

Jan 7- Cherishing Others

Jan 14- Wishing for Others Happiness

Jan 21- The Nature of Reality

Jan 28- Creating a New Reality

Everyone Welcome! No preregistration needed ~  Registration fee: $10 per class.no charge to enrolled members.

 

New Thursday Evening Series Starts January 4: What’s In Your Mind? The 11 Virtuous Mental Factors With Kadampa Teacher Allen Howe

Open to everyone! Thursdays 7 – 8:30 PM. $10 per class
12 Classes Starting January 4 through March 24

Happiness and suffering are states of our own mind. To have a happier and more peaceful life we need to replace negative non-virtuous thoughts with virtuous ones. Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche tells us that “if a spoonful of sugar is stirred into a cup of tea, all the tea becomes sweet because sugar is by nature sweet. Similarly, when a virtuous mental factor is present in the mind, the entire primary mind and all its attendant mental factors become virtuous.”

This class, based on The Eleven Virtuous Mental Factors chapter in “How to Understand the Mind,” offers practical ways to “sweeten” our minds by identifying, understanding and applying the positive mental factors that lead to happiness.

Jan. 4 How Our Mind Works
Jan. 11 Relying on Faith
Jan. 18 Avoiding Actions that Harm Our Mind
Jan. 25 Consideration For Others
Feb. 1 A Mind of Non-Attachment
Feb. 8 Love and Non-Hatred
Feb. 15 The Wisdom of Emptiness
Feb. 22 Motivation and Effort
Mar. 1 Learning to Concentrate
Mar. 8 Delighting in Moral Discipline
Mar. 15 A Balanced Mind
Mar. 23 Doing No Harm

Thursdays 7:00 pm ~ Lamrim: The Initial Scope ~ What Everyone Should Know ~ Through December 7

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.