Drop-in Meditation Wednesdays in Guelph
A Life Beyond Anger
with Kadampa Teacher, Rose Hirano
Wednesdays 7pm – 8:30pm
until July 24. Classes resume August 14
If we were truly peaceful inside and had our mind under control, difficult people or circumstances would not be able to disturb this peace, and so we would feel no compulsion to blame anyone or regard them as our enemy.
~ Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso How to Solve Our Human Problems
There is a prevalent view nowadays that anger energizes us -but we know through our own experience that anger eventually it leaves us feeling frustrated and resentful. Anger has no good qualities. It demoralizes and disempowers us. And it is painful.
Buddha taught that if we want to be truly happy, we need to free ourself from the destructive influence of anger.By meditating on the methods taught by Buddha we will be able to transform the energy of anger into a creative response that opens us up to solutions and new possibilities. Through this, we will be able to leave our habits of anger behind once and for all, and step into a new identity – someone who is always peaceful, happy, confident, beneficial, wise, and kind, regardless of our circumstances.
These classes are all drop-in – so just come along.
August to December
The Supreme Good Heart
Following the path of compassion and wisdom
with Resident Teacher, Kelsang Kunden
Wednesdays 7pm – 8:30pm
From August 14 – December 18
By developing and maintaining compassion and wisdom in daily life, we can transform our lives, improve our relationships with others and look behind appearances to see the way things actually exist. In this way we can solve all our daily problems and accomplish the real meaning of our human life. With compassion and wisdom, like the two wings of a bird, we can quickly reach the enlightened world of a Buddha.
~ Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Modern Buddhism
Improve your emotional and spiritual well-being and find serenity and balance in this hectic world. In the book Modern Buddhism, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso writes that Buddhism is suitable for everyone because it accords with our daily life experiences. It will improve our happiness, well-being and relationships. Learn about Buddha’s teachings and how training your mind can help transform daily life problems, show you how to skillfully deal with conflict and find strength in the face of discouragement – and do it all with a compassionate heart and a peaceful mind.
In each class we will meditate on a meaningful object from Buddha’s teachings, that will empower and strengthen our own wisdom and compassion. Meditations will be followed with a advice on subsequent daily practice we can follow to integrate the teaching and meditation into our daily life. Please join us. Everyone welcome regardless of background or previous experience.
|$12 drop-in||$40 series pass (any 4 classes)|