Thursday Evening Meditation Series
Our Thursday evening meditation classes are suitable for everyone, regardless of experience. Each class is self contained. You can drop in to one or attend a whole series.
Current Series: A Life of Great Meaning
July 20 – Aug 17, Five Part Series
with Resident Teacher and Buddhist nun, Gen Kelsang Lhadron
$10/ Drop-in Class
Meditate on the path of compassion and wisdom and become a true friend of the world.
The teachings of modern Buddhism are scientific methods for improving our human nature and qualities through developing the capacity of our mind. Through sincerely practicing these meditations we can transform our ordinary, self-centered intentions into the supreme good heart; our ordinary, confused view into profound wisdom; and our ordinary way of life into a life of great meaning and joy.
Although it is beneficial to attend the entire series, you may drop in at any time.
Week 1: The Real Meaning of Our Human Life
Week 2: What is Enlightenment?
Week 3: Good Heart = Good Results
Week 4: Wisdom to Live By
Week 5: Increasing Our Capacity
Upcoming Series: Overcoming Anxiety
August 24 – September 21
with Gen Kelsang Lhadron
$10/ Drop-in Class
Do you experience worry, stress, or anxiety in your life? Learn how to build the inner strength to deal with these unpleasant feelings and create the stability within to live in the moment. Even while doing things we like, our mind is rarely in the present. We are constantly planning for the future, worrying about what happened in the past or what might happen next. During this 6 week series, we will learn to create mental space and gain control over thoughts that cause us mental discomfort. We will develop special ways of thinking that naturally increase self-confidence and inner peace. These positive habits of mind oppose the tendency of negative thinking and improve our capacity to find happiness within ourselves.
Week 1: A Plan for Anxiety
Week 2: Creating Peace
Week 3: Blue Sky Mind
Week 4: Where Do Feelings Come From?
Week 5: This Is Not Me
About the Teacher
Gen Kelsang Lhadron is an American Buddhist nun who has been practicing the teachings of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso for 15 years. Her sincere teachings are presented with humor and practical examples that make them accessible to everyone. Through her kindness and enthusiasm for meditation practice, she provides an inspiring example of a modern Buddhist practitioner for our society.