This series will be taught by various teachers. See below for details.

Sundays, 11:00am - 12:30pm

The Magical Practice of Taking and Giving

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

This class is rebroadcast on Sunday at 7:00pm (sold separately)

Continuing our journey through Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s book The New Eight Steps to Happiness, we will spend these Summer Sundays focusing on the chapter that teaches the extraordinary practice famously known as Taking and Giving. This meditation, also known by the term tonglen, is a powerful and creative method to enhance our love and compassion, to transform adverse conditions, and to create strong causes for enlightenment. Although profound, this practice is eminently practical, and can be applied to all of our life’s concerns, enabling us to make even difficult situations enormously fruitful. It is also a famous healing meditation that has been used for centuries.

This series of talks and guided meditations will take us through the different aspects of this magical meditation step by step.

July 24: How This Meditation Strengthens Love and Compassion with Kadam Morten
July 31: Self-compassion and the Practice of Taking with Kelly Goedert
Aug 7: Healing Body and Mind through Taking with France Roy
Aug 14: Imagining Freedom with Alice Fox
Aug 21: Love and the Practice of Giving with Sharon Guskin
Aug 28: Breathing Love and Compassion with Yogi Chauhan
Sept 4: Integrating Taking and Giving into your Life with Kadam Matthew

FREE POST-CLASS ZOOM DISCUSSION

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. 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
Headphones are available for those who are hard of hearing. Please contact [email protected] to reserve a pair
Please see our current Covid-19 guidelines here

CLASS LOCATION

Offered In Person and Online

MAIN CENTER LOCATION

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