Mondays, 7:00 - 8:30pm

The Science of Happiness

The Tried and Tested Methods of Modern Buddhist Meditation

This class is offered in person only

When some people hear the claim that Buddhist meditation is a scientific method for bringing about lasting happiness, they can be skeptical.

“Scientific? Really?”

Yes. Really!

In general, science is associated with the study of the material world, but actually science is a methodology in which we acquire knowledge through observation and experimentation. It is precisely through this methodology that Buddha arrived at his insights into reality, and in the practice of Buddhist meditation we learn to observe and experiment (with our mind!) so as to reproduce, and thereby verify, Buddha’s results for ourselves.

What are these results? Happiness!

Buddhist meditation is an inner science, and it is geared towards fulfilling our deepest wish, which is our wish for happiness.

Whereas our material science has brought about astounding external developments, it has never produced true, lasting happiness. How could it? Happiness is a state of mind and so its causes lie in the mind.

Through the inner science of meditation, Buddha discovered these actual causes of happiness.Through applying the practice of meditation in our life we verify Buddha’s insights directly in our own experience. We become the inner scientist, and in the process learn how to skillfully let go of those states of mind that give rise to our unhappiness, and to nurture those inner states of peace, kindness, wisdom and love that give rise to feelings of authentic happiness.

During the initial talk and ensuing four class series, all of which will include guided meditations, we learn how to apply this wonderful inner science to our own minds, thereby greatly improving our own lives, and the lives of those around us.

September 12: The Special Event
September 19 (week 1 of 4-week series): How to Strengthen our Potential for Happiness
September 26 (week 2 of 4-week series): How It’s Possible to Let Go of Unhappiness
October 3 (week 3 of 4-week series): Why Lasting Happiness is Possible
October 10 (week 4 of 4-week series): How Love Gives Happiness to Others
October 17: Appreciation and Gratitude


How to Create Happiness through Understanding Karma

October 24: Understanding Karma
October 31: How to Create Future (and Present) Happiness
November 7: Creating the Life You Want
November 14: Healing the Past
November 21: Transforming Difficulties
November 28: Be Fully Present to your Extraordinary Life


Our general program classes include Dharma teachings along with guided meditations
Each class is self-contained and is also presented as part of a series. Drop into any class you like
These classes are suitable for both beginners and more advanced meditation practitioners
No special clothing is required
Everyone welcome!
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Headphones are available for those who are hard of hearing. Please contact [email protected] to reserve a pair
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Monday General Program Class
10:00 – 11:00am
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Tuesday Morning GP Series
11:15am – 12:45pm
with Kadam Morten


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Tuesday Night GP Series
7:00 – 8:00pm


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Wednesday Night GP Series
7:00 – 8:15pm


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Wednesday Night GP Series
7:00 – 8:00pm


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with Kadam Morten

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7:00 – 8:30pm
with Kadam Morten


Who Do You Think You Are (Your “I” is Only An Idea)?

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5:30 – 6:30pm


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Sunday Morning GP Series
11:00am – 12:30pm
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Thursday General Program Class
7:00 – 8:00pm
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4:00 – 5:15pm


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11:30am – 1:00pm
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offered throughout the week
Everyone welcome!