Wednesdays, 7:00 - 8:00pm

The Secret to Unlimited Joy

This class is offered in person only

It’s easy to become overwhelmed by the suffering in our world, or simply by the hassle of our daily lives. It can be difficult for us to keep a calm and peaceful mind, and we can often feel discouraged about our ability to change our life, and certainly our world.

Happily, the Buddhist perspective provides a radically different paradigm in which each moment of our life, no matter how apparently mundane, offers the opportunity for immense freedom, meaning and joy. In this series, Adrienne will explore Buddha’s teachings on the preciousness of our current opportunity, and share practical methods, tips and inspiration on how to cultivate and increase our daily happiness, finally leading to the attainment of an unlimited joy for the benefit of all living beings!

September 7: Our Extraordinary Opportunity
September 14: How to Enjoy Each Day with Doug Cuomo
September 21: An Unceasing Well of Happiness with Sharon Guskin
September 28: The Joy of a Meaningful Life with Sharon Guskin
October 5: The Freedom of Joy

NEXT SERIES

Freedom from Negative Patterns of Thought

Happiness and suffering are merely states of mind. So if we are to experience the happiness we all long for we must learn how to connect with states of mind that support our peace, and not the ones that cause us so much pain.

A vital part of this process entails identifying our negative patterns of thought so that we can begin to learn to let them go. This will allow us to actively replace those painful thoughts with the positive states of mind that lead to happiness.

In this series we will explore how we can identify and let go of such pain-inducing patterns of thought such as anger, jealousy, obsession, anxiety and more. Buddha called such minds ‘delusions’ because they are characterized by exaggeration, which leads to them being both unpeaceful and unreliable. Currently, we believe the harmful stories these minds are telling us, both about ourselves and the world. These stories are wrong.

Using Buddha's brilliant insights and techniques, we will learn how to recognize early on when we are under the influence of harmful minds so that we will not entrust ourselves to them, but rather let them go. Changing such negative patterns of thought is hugely liberating and will open us up to a joyful, creative and game changing approach to experiencing our lives and our relationships.

October 12: Recognizing Negative Patterns of Thought
October 19: Letting Go of Anger with Sharon Guskin
October 26: Dealing Skillfully With Unpleasant Feelings
November 2: Obsessing - Mistaking Where Happiness Comes From
November 9: Jealousy Vs. Rejoicing
November 16: How Envy Blocks Success
November 23: Insecurity Vs. Confidence
November 30: Freedom from Fear
December 7: Ignorance: the Root Delusion
December 14: Freedom from Ignorance

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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