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.
Jan 4 Uprooting the psychology of addiction
Jan 11 Freedom from compulsion
Jan 18 Forgiving ourself & others
Jan 25 Overcoming our self-sabotaging tendencies
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
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
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
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
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