Mondays, 7:00 - 8:30pm

A Love Less Ordinary

How to Make All of your Relationships More Loving, Light and Meaningful 

Followed by optional Zoom discussion 5 minutes after class (details below) 

$15 per class, free for supporting members

This class is also rebroadcast on Tuesday at 11:15am

Now that we are shifting back to actual face-to-face relationships, what better time to see if we can’t improve those relationships? In addition to face-to-face, how about heart-to-heart?

Although we always seek happiness in our close relationships, so many of those relationships wind up burdened with too much of the opposite: Unhappiness. According to Buddha this is because we often confuse desirous attachment for love. Desirous attachment is a deluded, unpeaceful state of mind that sees the other people as our source of happiness, and consequently expects these people to make us happy. But it is a con job. Happiness doesn’t come from other people. It comes from our own mind. Desirous attachment undermines our love for family, friends and others, making those relationships ordinary and setting us up for dissatisfaction and conflict again and again.

In this series, we will learn how to recognize and reduce our desirous attachment and to replace it with an authentic love that actually does reveal pure happiness. We will experience a love less ordinary and discover how all our relationships can become extraordinary – extraordinary and crucial components of an extraordinary life.

May 24: Distinguishing Desirous Attachment and Love in All our Relationships
May 31: How to Connect to Another Person’s Heart with Tim Cockey
June 7: Why Others Matter
June 14: How Training in Love Transforms our Relationships
June 21: How an Open Heart of Love Makes Your Life Extraordinary with Tim Cockey
June 28: The Power of Universal Love

FREE POST-CLASS ZOOM DISCUSSION

NEXT SERIES

Freedom From Painful Emotions 

In Buddhism, painful emotions are known as ‘delusions’. They are called this precisely because they are delusional ways of seeing the world and they distort our perceptions. Therefore, delusions such as anger, desirous attachment, jealousy, and deluded pride are completely unreliable states of mind, guaranteed to create unhappiness for ourself and others. Buddha taught clear methods – based in meditation – for recognizing these delusions and transforming them into healthier, reality-based states of mind. By applying these methods and dismantling our painful states of mind we can remain peaceful and effective in even the most difficult situations. Could there be a more essential life skill?

July 5: How to Deal Skillfully with Painful Emotions with Natalia Darialova
July 12: Transforming Anger with Tim Cockey
July 19: Transforming the Pain of Grasping and Attachment with Michelle Valladares
July 26: Transforming Jealousy with Yogi Chauhan 
August 2: Transforming Insecurity with Jennifer Scott
August 9: Integrating Faith, Reason and Doubt with Paige Polisner
August 16: Emptiness, the Ultimate Refuge with Adrienne Weiss
August 23: Giving Happiness with Guest Teacher
August 30: Happiness and Enlightenment with Guest Teacher
September 6: Happiness and Enlightenment Part II with Guest Teacher

DETAILS

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 over 5-6 weeks. 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!
Read our online and in person class terms and conditions

CLASS LOCATION

Offered In Person and Online

MAIN CENTER LOCATION

OTHER GENERAL PROGRAM CLASSES OFFERED THIS WEEK

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A Love Less Ordinary

Tuesday Morning GP Series
11:15am – 12:45pm
with Kadam Morten

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Tuesday Night GP Series
7:00 – 8:00pm
with Naimah Hassan

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Wednesday Night GP Series
7:00 – 8:00pm
with Joseph Giacona

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Talks and Guided Meditations on The Three Principal Aspects of the Path

Thursday Night GP Series
7:00 – 8:30pm
with Kadam Morten

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Talks and Guided Meditations on the Three Principal Aspects of the Path

Friday Morning GP Series
11:15am – 12:45pm
with Kadam Morten

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Connecting to Real Happiness

Friday Night GP Series
5:30 – 6:30pm
with Julie Stewart

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Dharma for Night Owls

Friday Late Night GP Series
10:00 – 11:00pm
with Steve Krantz

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Blissful Imagination

Sunday Morning GP Series
11:00am – 12:30pm
with Kadam Morten

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Inspiring Solutions for Difficult Times

Sunday afternoon GP Series
4:00 – 5:00pm
with Joseph Giacona

Sunday PM GP

New Series: Blissful Imagination

Sunday Evening GP Series
7:00 – 8:30pm
with Kadam Morten