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Meditation Courses in Albuquerque
April 27—May 25
Tuesdays Midday | 11:30AM–12:45PM / Live & In-Person
The Purpose of Faith
Fulfilling our deepest wish for happiness
Faith is a word we often use to encourage, comfort, or console. But what exactly is faith? Faith is what gives us hope for a better future. Faith is like pure eyes through which we can see beyond the mundane world.
What should we put our faith in? Why do we need permanent liberation from suffering? How does faith help us fulfill our deepest wish for happiness? Through studying and contemplating Buddhist Faith, we can find answers to these questions and deepen our appreciation for Buddha's great kindness to all living beings.
In this weekly meditation series, learn about the purpose of faith and the meaning of Buddhist Faith. Through contemplating and meditating on faith, you will enrich your spiritual practice and understand how faith can help fulfill our deepest wish for happiness.
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.
Classes will be posted weekly throughout the course and will remain available for viewing for the length of the series. This course is suitable for all levels of experience.
Although it is beneficial to attend the entire series, you may drop in at any time. Classes are held weekly. Suitable for all levels of experience.
Training in Mindfulness (Jun)
ABOUT THE BOOK
Modern Buddhism is perfectly suited for inspiring those seeking solutions within Buddhism to problems of everyday life, as well as for encouraging practitioners of all faiths to deepen their understanding and practice of the spiritual path.
This book reveals how to build a foundation for the spiritual path, how to progress on that path and how to complete it. With compassion and wisdom we can solve all our daily problems and accomplish the real meaning of our human life, and like two wings of a bird they will enable us to reach enlightenment quickly.
An inspiring handbook of daily practice that is perfectly suited for those seeking solutions within Buddhism, as well as for encouraging practitioners of all faiths to deepen their understanding and practice of the spiritual path.
The eBook edition of Modern Buddhism—The Path of Compassion and Wisdom, in three volumes, is being distributed freely at the request of the author Geshe Kelsang Gyatso >>click here. The paperback version 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.
Access to ONLINE STREAMING
If you are experiencing any problems accessing this course, please email [email protected].
Monthly Member Registration/Log in:
If you are a KMC New Mexico Monthly Member and have not yet created an account, YOU MUST REGISTER FOR AN ACCOUNT and then REQUEST ACCESS TO THIS COURSE. Use the register button below to first register for an account, then send an email to [email protected] in order to request access to this course. Once you are added, the course content will appear on this page.
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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 18 years and teaches with warmth and enthusiasm, showing us how to find peace and happiness in our daily life.
**This class is available ONLINE**