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.
September 8 - How to find inner calm
September 15 - Making friends with our mind
September 22 - What can dreams teach us?
September 29 - Embracing our mortality
October 6 - Karma
October 13 - Being kind to ourself
October 20 - Mindfulness practices
October 27 - How to transcend all problems
Note: This class will be delivered in-person and online via a Zoom webinar. Our new location is 2298 Massachusetts Ave. in Cambridge, just a few blocks from the Davis Square T stop. After registering you will receive instructions on how to watch the sessions. This event will have a replay option of 48 so you can register now and watch later.
You can register for a month at a time, or simple drop in to any class you wish.
Everyone is welcome! $12 / free for members.
About the Teacher: Gen Kelsang Khedrub, a Western Buddhist monk, has been studying and practicing Kadampa Buddhism under Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s guidance for many years. His heartfelt teachings are presented with clarity and humor that make them accessible to everyone. Through his kindness, humility and deep understanding of Buddha’s teachings, Gen Khedrub provides an inspiring example of a contemporary Buddhist practitioner we can follow.
Gen Khedrub joins us after 13 years as Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Center Washington in Seattle and an additional 10 years as Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Center Chicago.
"The Resident Teachers of our Dharma centers are always with you; they care for you and try to guide you to a meaningful life."
~ Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche
During this class 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 Programfor a systematic study of Buddha’s teachings that can provide you with a foundation for a strong daily practice.
This event 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)
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