Meditation Class in Rio Rancho
Current Series: Inspiring Solutions for Difficult Times
October 3-24 (no class on Oct 31)
$10/ Drop-in Class
People of the modern world are so intelligent but we have something missing. What is missing? In these modern times, our knowledge of technology has increased considerably, but there has not been a corresponding increase in human happiness. There is no less suffering in the world and no fewer problems. Indeed, it might be said that there are now more problems and greater dangers than ever before. What we are missing are the methods to remove the inner causes of misery and problems. By practicing the inner science of meditation, we can create quality states of mind that are real causes of peace and happiness. In this series we will learn methods to transform the very conditions that make our lives difficult and stressful into profound insights and inner strength.
“We have made great advances in producing material things but these do not bring true peace, nor do they eradicate our sufferings permanently. However, if we practice training the mind purely, we can transform all these adversities into causes of the path to enlightenment.” –Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
October 3: Transforming Adverse Conditions
October 10: Equanimity, a Balanced Mind
October 17: Gather All Blame into One
October 24:Taking and Giving
Upcoming Series: Improving Relationships
$10/ Drop-in Class
There are times in our personal and professional life when we wish we could relate differently to others. Whether at home or at work, we often find our relationships give rise to habitual challenges that continue to expose our anger, attachment, and jealousy. Our unfulfilled expectations lead to feelings of resentment and unhappiness with ourselves and others.
In this series, we will explore how meditation has the power to profoundly improve and transform our relationships, both past and present. We will learn how to let go of painful thoughts of anger and disappointment and replace them with gratitude, respect for others, patience, and kindness. Cultivating these minds is the key to meaningful, harmonious relationships.
Although it is beneficial to attend the entire series, you may drop in at any time.
November 7: Love vs. Attachment
November 14: Bringing Out the Good
November 21: Seeing Beyond Faults
November 28: Love, the Great Protector
About the teacher
David Craft is a practitioner of Kadampa Buddhism with many years of meditative experience. He presents Buddha’s teachings with warmth and clarity and is appreciated for his loving kindness and his inspiring example of a modern Buddhist practitioner.
Can’t make it to this series? No worries, these classes continue throughout the year, with each series focusing on a different topic. Each class is taught in a way that even if you haven’t been to the previous classes in the series, you will learn something that you can apply in your daily life.
Everyone welcome! Drop in to any class.