In today’s culture of social comparison, it’s common to become excessively self-critical, which undermines self-confidence and causes feelings of confusion and discouragement. Listening to and believing in the inner critic wreaks untold havoc: it damages relationships, impairs the ability to make spiritual progress, and prevents the realization of your full human potential.
Buddha taught practical and inspiring techniques for letting go of these old patterns and ways of thinking. By applying these methods, you tap into the intelligence that recognizes your own limitless capacity for courage, kindness and wisdom. Join this morning workshop to learn how to access your innate confidence and a profound sense of well-being.
Both sessions include teaching and time for contemplation and discussion.
In person or online. This event will be delivered in-person and online via a Zoom webinar. Kadampa Meditation Center Boston is located at 2298 Massachusetts Ave. in Cambridge, just a few blocks from the Davis Square T stop. After registering you will receive instructions on how to join in the event online.
About the teachers: 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.
About the teachers: Bev Sampson began practicing Kadampa Buddhism in 2008, in New Jersey, at Dharmachakra Buddhist Center. She moved to Maine in 2017 and joined the Boston/Maine community. Her strong wish to practice Buddha’s teachings has developed deep faith in Dharma. She views her retirement as a joyful opportunity to grow her meditation practice and has been in Kadampa study programs since embarking on this spiritual journey. Bev especially enjoys teaching meditation to beginners.
During this event we will be using The Liberating Prayer. If you are not familiar with these prayers, and would like to join in, you can find the text via this link.
New to meditation? Try out the three guided breathing meditations contained within Meditations for Relaxation (MP3) available for download here.
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.
July 23, 2022
10:00 am - 12:30 pm