Kitchener Meditation September 13

creating our happiness

2022-10-05T00:00:00-04:00
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Tuesday evenings
6:45pm – 8:15pm
@ Kitchener Public Libary
with Gen Kelsang Kunden

Each class consists of guided meditations and teachings that we can contemplate and practice throughout the week. Each contemplation has a practical application to solve our daily problems. Through attending classes and putting effort into applying these teachings to our daily lives, we can make great progress increasing our own inner peace. Through engaging in meditation practice we can develop and maintain a peaceful mind all the time. If we have a peaceful mind all the time we will be happy all the time, regardless of whether our conditions are good or bad. Now is the time to train in inner peace and happiness by putting Buddha’s teachings into practice.

Questions? Contact education@akbc.ca

What to expect in a class2022-09-02T15:08:25-04:00

What to Expect in a Class

Our meditation classes are for anyone interested in learning how to meditate, regardless of background or beliefs. Classes are designed to give a broad introduction to Buddhist meditation, teachings, and practice.
Every class includes a chance to practise meditation. No prior experience, special equipment or special clothes are necessary for our onsite classes – just come as you are, and bring your mask.

Classes are all standalone individual classes that are presented in a series. You do not need to attend the full series to attend a class.

What to expect in a course

Class Series Topics

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Where does happiness come from? How can we create more happiness for ourselves and others? Buddha teaches that happiness comes from our positive thoughts and actions and unhappiness comes from negative thoughts and actions. When we deeply understand the law of karma, from non-virtue comes suffering and from virtue comes happiness, we can confidently create our own happiness and help others do the same. Instead of blaming other people or our circumstances, we can learn respond with a positive mind to all challenges and difficulties and generate our own happiness. In September, we will contemplate the following topics and through meditation, deepen our wisdom and understanding and learn how to practically apply these teachings to solve our daily problems and difficulties.
1. Where does happiness come from?
2. Understanding Karma
3. Creating Causes with Confidence
4. Changing our Perspective
 
Each class is a stand-alone class that is part of a series. You do not need to attend the full series to benefit from these classes.These classes are based on the books The Mirror of Dharma with Additions and The New Eight Steps to Happiness. Come along and learn how to make your life deeply meaningful.
Letting go of negativity
We have a lot of negativity directed inward towards ourselves, outwards towards other living beings and even inanimate objects. This negativity arises largely through the power of our familiarity with it. Unfortunately, as we hold onto grudges and painful feelings, we allow that negativity to accumulate within our mind. Buddha taught many purification practices to let go of this negativity in our mind. By consciously working on letting go of our negativity, we clean the negativity from our mind which allows ourselves to change, to grow, to become the best version of ourself.Some topics we will explore in this series:
1. Purifying the Past
2. Letting go of Resentment
3. Allowing Inner Change

Each class is a stand-alone class that is part of a series of classes. You do not need to attend the full series to benefit from these classes. These classes are based on the books The Mirror of Dharma with Additions and The New Eight Steps to Happiness. Come along and learn how to make your life deeply meaningful.

opening our wisdom eyes

Emptiness is the word used by Buddha to describe the ultimate nature of reality. The way things exist. Our painful feelings, our problems, difficulties arises due to our grasping at the world around us. When, through studying Buddha’s teachings and understand that reality is not fixed and solid, but dream-like, we gain anexperience of freedom from limitation that allows us to let go of our painful ways of relating to ourselves and the world. It is a source of joy, creativity and healing that we can all tap into at any time. Through meditating on emptiness we can quickly become the person we wish to be, and we open ourselves to our potential for complete liberation and enlightenment.

Each class is a stand-alone class that is part of a series of classes. You do not need to attend the full series to benefit from these classes. These classes are based on the books The Mirror of Dharma with Additions and The New Eight Steps to Happiness. Come along and learn how to make your life deeply meaningful.

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This series follows from the special public talk on November 21 with Gen Kelsang Thekchen the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Centre Canada. In this series of classes, we will dwelve deeper into the contemplations introduced by Gen Thekchen. In this way we will gain a deep experience of the capacity of our mind to experience inner peace and improve our overall health and well-being. We can all achieve inner peace and happiness through regular meditation training.

Where do our problems come from? Are problems found outside the mind or within our unpeaceful states of mind?  By understanding whatever problems we experience come from the mind, we can learn to respond to difficult situations with a positive and peaceful mind. In this way, we can transform our problems into challenges or opportunities for growth and development. We can learn to solve our daily problems with deep understanding of the teaching that problems arise only if we respond to difficulties with a negative state of mind.

Each class is a stand-alone class that is part of a series of classes. You do not need to attend the full series to benefit from these classes. These classes are based on the books How to Transform Your Life and The New Eight Steps to Happiness. Come along and learn how to make your life deeply meaningful.

The classes are presented in a series but each class is stand-alone. You do not need to attend the full series to benefit from the classes.

$12 drop-in |  $40 for any 4 classes (series pass) | Free for members

Upcoming Classes

  • Kitchener Meditation Nov 1

    Letting Go of Negativity

  • Kitchener Meditation Nov 8

    Opening Our Wisdom Eyes

  • Kitchener Meditation Nov 15

    Opening Our Wisdom Eyes

  • Kitchener Meditation Nov 22

    Opening Our Wisdom Eyes

$12 drop-in. $40 for 4 classes with a series pass.
Tickets can be purchased before class through Eventbrite or at the door.  No registration necessary

For unlimited classes, consider a monthly membership.

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Contact Info

143 Wyndham St N, Suite 203 Guelph, ON N1H 4E9

Phone: 1.226.486.2417

Web: akbc.ca

Registered Charity Number

81467 9429 RR0001

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