Friday Night Lectures 6:30-8pm

Start your weekend off right. Once a month we will have a Friday night lecture suitable for everyone. With teachings on practical Buddhist philosophy and guided meditations, these lectures provide a welcome break from our busy lives, and leave us feeling refreshed and energized.

 

 

 

Feb 23rd Love without Pain

March 30th Healing Anger

May 18th Improving Relationships

June 22nd Mindfulness for Busy People

July 20th Buddhist Psychology

Registration $12, no charge to enrolled students.

 

February Special Workshops

Two special workshops in February with Kadampa Teacher Mike Racadio

 

 
  
Learn to Meditate
Saturday, February 17th
11-1pm
Registration: $15, no charge to enrolled supporters

Love without Pain

Friday, February 23rd
6:30-8pm
Registration: $10, no charge to enrolled supporters

Thursday Evening Series: What’s In Your Mind with teacher Allen Howe

Open to everyone! Thursdays 7 – 8:30 PM. $10 per class
12 Classes 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

Tuesdays 6:30-8pm ~ Increasing Compassion

Tuesdays 6:30 to 8:00pm   
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.

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 a Bodhisattva


 

 

Sundays 10-11 am ~ Advice from the Heart

Advice from the Heart

Sundays, 10-11am with Kadampa Teacher Mike Racadio
Modern life is filled with tasks and challenges. This series will provide new approaches to our life that can help us find more peace, happiness, and meaning.

 

 

Wednesdays, 6 -7pm ~ Introduction to Meditation Class

Wednesdays, 6-7pm    
Introduction to Meditation with Patric Dixon

This class explores meditations presented in The Living Meditation Series by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.  Each week students learn meditations to relax body and mind, find inner peace, achieve mental clarity, and develop a kind and compassionate attitude towards others.

Dec 6– Meditations for Inner Peace

Dec 13– Body of Light Meditations

Dec 20– Meditations on Cherishing Others

Dec 27– Pure Light Meditations

Jan 3– Clarity of Mind Meditations

Jan 10– Taking Suffering Meditations

Jan 17– Inspiration

Jan 24– Meditation on the Root Mind

Jan 31– Giving Happiness Meditations