MEDITATION COURSES IN ALBUQUERQUE
5-Week Meditation Course
Developing a light and positive mind
Anxiety is a feeling that is coming from within our mind. But what is causing this feeling? How can we control our mind if we don’t understand what it is? By understanding our mind, we can begin to train in developing and maintaining a light, positive mind and thereby overcome feelings of anxiety, worry, and stress.
In this weekly meditation course, we will be exploring the book How to Understand the Mind in order to understand the way in which the mind functions and how this directly relates to our feelings, thoughts, and actions. Within this book, we will look closely at topics like mental factors, delusions, and conceptual and non-conceptual minds and gain a better understanding of our mind. Then, we can begin to change our experiences by abandoning states of mind that harm us and replace them with peaceful and beneficial ones.
Each class includes guided meditations, teaching, and time for Q&A (not available for online-only classes). A brief introduction of the topic will be presented followed by a guided meditation to settle the mind, the main teaching, and a closing guided meditation.
The main teaching will cover the class topic. It includes an explanation of Buddhist practices and methods to apply them to your daily life through meditation, contemplation, and effort. Reference to particular pages in books may be offered. It is not necessary to have the coursebook in order to benefit, but you may find it helpful. Further reading is always encouraged.
Each teaching ends with another guided meditation specifically to help students take the teaching to heart and be able to begin to practice on their own what they’ve learned in class.
ABOUT THE BOOK
How to Understand the Mind offers us deep insight into our mind, and shows how an understanding of its nature and functions can be used practically in everyday experience to improve our lives.
Presented in two parts, part one of this book is a practical guide to developing and maintaining a light, positive mind. Part two describes different types of mind in detail, revealing the depth and profundity of the Buddhist understanding of the mind.
It concludes with a detailed explanation of meditation, showing how, by controlling and transforming our mind, we can attain a lasting state of joy, independent of external conditions.
How to Understand the Mind can be purchased from our bookstore. Please contact our Treasurer, Brian Worthen, for details: 505-999-8656. It can also be purchased online at Tharpa.com/us.
ABOUT THE TEACHER
Gen Kelsang Chokyan is a Kadampa Buddhist monk and the Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Center New Mexico. He has been practicing meditation and modern Buddhism for 16 years and teaches with warmth and enthusiasm, showing us how to find peace and happiness in our daily life.
Free for all KMC New Mexico monthly members. Become a monthly member for $35/month and get unlimited weekly meditation classes.