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Thursdays, 7:00 - 8:30pm

The Wisdom to Transform Adverse Conditions

How to show courage and strength in hard times

Having explored the teachings on compassion and wisdom we will now investigate how we can use these special insights to transform our problems into the means for increasing our good qualities. This special ability, known as transforming adverse conditions into the path, enables us to integrate all of our experiences into our spiritual training. Living skillfully and creatively in this way makes our whole life meaningful and joyful.

June 27: Transforming Adverse Conditions into the Path with Kadam Morten
July 4: No Class (Independence Day holiday)
July 11: Transforming Adverse Conditions by Means of Method with Kadam Morten
July 18: Transforming Adverse Conditions by Means of Wisdom with Kadam Morten


Transforming Misfortune into Good Fortune

Continuing our journey through Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s book, Universal Compassion, we will look at two sets of practices known as the four preparations and the five forces. In the former we look at how we can prepare ourselves to be able to transform adverse conditions into the path through learning how to accumulate merit, or generate good fortune, and how to purify our mind of negative karma, or misfortune. The teaching on the five forces will teach us to integrate everything we have been learning so that we bring about deep change in our mind and gain the actual spiritual realizations of love, compassion and wisdom. Practicing like this will make our life joyful and meaningful and give us the power to transform any problem, even our own death!

July 25: Transforming Misfortune Into Good Fortune with France Roy
August 1: Transforming Problems Through Purification Part 1 with France Roy
August 8: Transforming Problems Through Purification Part 2 with France Roy
August 15: How to Make Progress in our Meditation Part 1 with France Roy
August 22: How to Make Progress in our Meditation Part 2 with Steve Krantz
August 29: How to Practice When You're Dying with Natalia Darialova


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
Everyone welcome!