We need to find a middle way between the extremes of materialism and spirituality. For the most part, we try to improve our quality of life through external change. We have great expectations of a new job, a new place to live, or a new partner. And then we notice that the same old mental habits, perhaps anxiety, frustration, or fear of confrontation, return yet again.
Buddhist meditation techniques offer us the opportunity to understand and transform the thought patterns that determine the quality of our life. Through sincerely practicing these methods we can finally break the habits that are keeping us stuck and enjoy more freedom and control over our life.
Location: Portland New Church at 302 Stevens Avenue.
March 5: Watch party: Seize the Day with Gen Norden
March 12: A Bodhisattva's way of life
- Powa Ceremony and Prayers for World Peace - after class on March 12! 11:30am - 12:15pm
March 19: Wisdom seeing the true nature of things
March 26: Watch party: Maitreya Empowerment with Gen Khedrub (see below)
On Saturday, March 26 there will be a viewing party of the entire day of Awaken a Kind Heart: Buddha Maitreya Empowerment at KMC Boston with Gen Khedrub. This is from 10am to 4pm. Register for March 26 here.
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This class will be delivered in-person and online via a Zoom webinar. After registering you will receive instructions on how to watch the sessions. You can register for the series, or simply drop in to any class you wish.
Everyone is welcome! $12 / series discount / free for members.
New to meditation? Try out the three guided breathing meditations contained within Meditations for Relaxation (MP3) available for download here. These classes are based on the book How to Transform Your Life, available in print or digital version (free).
Want to go deeper? Check out the Foundation Program for a systematic study of Buddha’s teachings that can provide you with a foundation for a strong daily practice.
This weekly class is being offered by livestream for residents of Massachusetts*, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine (*except those living in southern Plymouth county, Bristol county, Cape Cod and the islands; for those areas please visit our sister center at www.meditationinnewbedford.org).
About the teacher: Clare Morin has been practicing Kadampa Buddhism since the early 2000s, when she began to study meditation at the Kadampa Meditation Center Hong Kong. She found tremendous value in learning about meditation and using these practical teachings to solve the problems of daily life. Her studies on this path have continued in-depth, and when she moved to Maine in 2009 with her Mainer husband, she was lucky to be asked to start teaching a weekly branch class in Portland.
March 5, 2022
10:30 am - 11:30 am
March 12, 2022
10:00 am - 11:15 am
March 19, 2022
10:00 am - 10:15 am