Sundays, 11:00am - 12:30pm

Understanding Emptiness Makes Everything Better

This class is offered in person only

According to Buddha, if only we understood correctly how things actually exist, there would be no suffering, there would be only happiness and freedom. Our suffering is arising from our misapprehension of how things exist. It is this ignorance of reality that causes us to develop the delusions of anger and attachment, which in turn cause us to create negative karma, giving rise to yet more suffering. This is why when we understand reality correctly, in other words understand emptiness, everything is better!

In this series, Kadam Morten will guide us through the extraordinary chapter on emptiness from Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s book, The New Eight Steps to Happiness. Through talks, guided meditations, and discussions, Kadam Morten will demystify this often misunderstood topic, and highlight how practical, joyful and creative the practice of integrating emptiness into our daily life can be.

October 23: How Dreams Help Us Understand Reality
October 30: The Emptiness of the Body
November 6: Meditating on Emptiness
November 13: The Emptiness of the Mind
November 20: Our Mind Can Change Profoundly
November 27: The Emptiness of the Self with Kadam Matthew
December 4: Wisdom Blessings (Empowerment Weekend)
December 11: How Everything Teaches Us Emptiness
December 18: How Emptiness Makes Everything Better
December 25: No Class
January 1: New Year, New You!

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 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

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