Monday Classes

Monday Classes

Time: 7 - 8:15pm
Cost: $12 drop-in fee or $40 for four classes
Free for supporting members

Everyone is welcome!

Breaking Bad Habits

Breaking Bad Habits

We all have habits we consider ‘bad’,  unhealthy or even destructive. We don’t actually want to engage in them, but do anyway, as if we are trapped. Buddha’s insights into the mind give us the tools to understand how and why we develop negative behavior patterns and how we can let go of them, creating the meaningful, joyful life we actually want.

Everyone welcome!

Jan 4     Uprooting the psychology of addiction

Jan 11  Freedom from compulsion

Jan 18  Forgiving ourself & others

Jan 25  Overcoming our self-sabotaging tendencies

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Awakening the Heart

Love is the solution to all the problems we experience in our life. Through meditation and positive thinking we can unlock our potential for a truly loving heart. Applying these methods in our everyday life will lead to happiness, a sense of purpose and harmony in your relationships.

Feb 1   A heart-centered life

Feb 8 Identifying with a peaceful heart

Feb 15 The value & joy of life

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Reality Check

Reality Check

We can all use a reality check now and then. Through teachings and meditations, each class helps us to sharpen the tools we need for becoming more mindful of what exactly is going on both around us and within us, and shows us how we can develop the wisdom to live a truly meaningful life.

Feb 22  The joy of effort

March 1  Why we need concentration

March 8  The power of wisdom

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Creating the Life You Want

We all have the ability to create the life we want,  We just need to understand how to do it.  Understanding how our thoughts and attitudes create our world, we can learn to control our mind and experience real inner freedom and confidence. Through practising meditation and integrating Buddhist wisdom into our daily activities, we can create the truly meaningful,  happy life we all wish for.

Mar 15  Impermanence: waking up to life

Mar 22  Karma: how we create our world

Mar 29  Emptiness: the freedom to create

Apr 5  Discovering inspiration

Apr 12  Living your best life

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How to Understand the Mind

‘We often say, “My mind, my mind” but if someone asks us “What is your mind?” we would be hard pushed to answer.

In this series of classes, we will explore Buddhist insights into the nature and function of the mind.

As happiness and suffering are states of mind, if we are to find the happiness we seek, we need to understand  our mind. Through learning how our mind works, we can begin to bring our mind under control, and in this way improve the quality of our life, both now and in the future.

Apr 19:  What is the mind?

Apr 26:  The creative power of the mind

May 3:  Why we feel how we feel

May 10:  A positive intention

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Details

Our general program classes include guided meditations, and practical teachings given by Buddha.
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.
Chairs and cushions are provided.

“When the turbulence of distracting thoughts subsides and the mind becomes still, a deep happiness and contentment naturally arise from within.”


Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche