Mondays, 7:30 - 8:45pm
Upper West Side Meditation Class
Becoming our Best Self and a Friend to the World
In this series, we will be discussing the many ways we can bring the wisdom of Buddha’s teachings into our daily lives. Based on an ancient and beloved scripture, the Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life, each class will explore through meditation and readings, the qualities of mind that lead to happiness, to harmony in our relationships, to an enlightened state of mind, and ultimately a meaningful life. These qualities are referred to as the Six Perfections and are rooted in the supremely good heart of compassion. Come and enjoy. Everyone welcome!
October 14: The Gift of Giving
October 21: Kindness in Action
October 28: Inner Beauty: Cultivating Patient Acceptance
November 4: Spiritual Effort
November 11: Mindfulness in Action
November 18: A Wisdom Approach to Life
Becoming The Person We Wish To Be
According to ancient wisdom scripture: “If you realize your mind, you will become a Buddha. You should not seek Buddhahood elsewhere.” What does this mean? It means that with a steady meditation practice we can transform our everyday experiences into something truly extraordinary. It is not difficult.
In this series we will explore our extraordinary potential, utilizing insights from Buddha’s wisdom teachings, as explained in Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s book Modern Buddhism. Through understanding our minds we can tap into the beautiful reality of enlightenment. Transform your mind, transform your world.
November 25: The Pure Nature of the Mind
December 2: Transforming Enjoyments
December 9: Letting Go of Limitations
December 16: Becoming the Person We Wish to Be
December 23 and 30: NO CLASS: HAPPY HOLIDAY!
January 6: Transcending the Ordinary/Connecting to the Extraordinary
January 13: The Power of the Imagination
January 20: Wisdom of Transformation
January 27: Imagining Enlightenment
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 are supplied