Mondays, 7:00 - 8:30pm
Responding to the Suffering of the World: A Spiritual Perspective
Climate instability, violence, injustice, poverty, war, the threat of extinction… The world is in crisis and the extent of suffering is overwhelming. Mostly our response is one of either hopelessness or denial, and we can see the results of these responses in our ever increasing addictions – to drugs, alcohol, distractions, and escapism.
Buddha’s profound analysis of the nature and inevitability of suffering enables us to respond with the exact opposite of helplessness, a powerful positive energy to actually address crisis. With a spiritual perspective solutions become available. We can eradicate the inner causes of our suffering and thereby compassionately help others to do the same. The state of the world can energize us to seize the opportunity to make a difference. Buddha’s extraordinary insight shows us how.
If not now, when?
October 21: Special Event
October 28: Boundless Possibility: Experiencing a Spiritual Perspective
November 4: Understanding Where Suffering Comes From
November 11: Wisdom: Change Your Mind, Change Your World
November 18: Love and Compassion
November 25: Inner and Outer Action
Transforming Problems into Energy
Through Buddhist meditation we discover an inner peace that is an expression of or actual nature and our limitless potential. Abiding in this inner refuge gives the ability to skillfully accept painful emotions as they arise and then to transform them into positive minds, such as wisdom and love. This in turn gives rise to joyful energy to fulfill our deepest wishes and become the person we wish to be.
December 2: Problem-free Mind
December 9: Acceptance and Transformation
December 16: The Energy of Purification
December 23: The Energy of Freedom
December 30: The Energy of Love
January 6: Joyful Energy for the New Year
Our general program classes include Dharma teachings along with guided meditations
These classes are suitable for both beginners and more advanced meditation practitioners
General meditation classes are given as a series, but can also be taken individually
No special clothing is required
No pre-registration is necessary
Chairs and cushions are supplied