Sundays, 11:00am - 12:30pm

Mind Training for Troubled Times

According to the legendary Eight Verses of Training the Mind

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

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

It’s no secret that we are living in troubled times. Is it possible to be  happy during such times? Yes, it is. In fact, if we want to be of benefit to ourselves and others, it is essential that we train in authentic happiness. For this express purpose, Buddha presented a special set of practices known as ‘training the mind”. These meditations are especially powerful in these spiritually challenging times.  The heart of the practice is learning to transform adverse conditions into our spiritual training, responding to difficulties with a special wisdom and skill so that we let go of our self-centered, small-minded fearful mind. Instead, we open our heart with love and compassion and in this way learn to live confidently and fearlessly.

Based on the thousand year old famous Buddhist poem, Eight Verses of Training the Mind, this course, through talks and guided meditations, will take us on step-by-step journey to ever-expanding horizons and experiences of authentic, peaceful and stable happiness.

April 10: Mind Training for Troubled Times
April 17: Setting Your Sights on Happiness
April 24: Why Loving Kindness is Essential
May 1: Developing Authentic Self-esteem with Doug Cuomo
May 8: Deepening our Love (a Mother’s Day Special)
May 15: Eradicating the Ignorance of Self-importance
May 22: Respect Yourself . . . and Others
May 29: The Deepest Love
June 5: Seeing the Buddha Nature in Others with Paige Polisner
June 12: The World Needs Fearless Compassion with Sharon Guskin
June 19: Wishing Love
June 26: Transforming Troubled Times
July 3: Living Fearlessly
July 10: Transforming Suffering into Joy


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


Offered In Person and Online




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