MEDITATION COURSES IN ALBUQUERQUE
Ongoing Tuesdays Midday | 11AM–12PM
The Stages of the Path to Enlightenment, or “Lamrim” in Tibetan, is a practical presentation of Buddhist teachings, which is designed to help us improve our own good qualities and lead us to the mind of Enlightenment. Through the kindness and wisdom of Buddhist Master Atisha, all 84,000 teachings of Buddha were consolidated into the Lamrim. The Lamrim are 21 essential meditations that allow us to practice all of Buddha’s teachings in a systematic, effective manner, fitting perfectly into our busy modern life.
In this class, we will gain experience with this profound sequence of meditations, progressing step-by-step, leading us to deeper and deeper levels of inner peace and wisdom. We will then learn how to carry these determinations and insights into our daily life to effect positive change. The emphasis in this series will be how to make our meditation practice effective and joyful.
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.
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.
ABOUT THE BOOK
The The Mirror of Dharma with Additions gives practical advice on how we can solve our daily problems of uncontrolled desire, anger and ignorance, and how to make our human life meaningful.
Without inner peace there is no real happiness at all. Problems, suffering and unhappiness do not exist outside the mind; they are feelings and thus part of our mind. Therefore, it is only by controlling our mind that we can permanently stop our problems and make our self and others truly happy.
Additional texts which will be used during the class:
Modern Buddhism (Link for free download)
The Mirror of Dharma with Additions and the additional texts can be purchased from our bookstore. Please contact our Treasurer, Brian Worthen, for details: 505-999-8656. They can also be purchased online at Tharpa.com.
Free for all KMC New Mexico monthly members. Become a monthly member for $35/month and get unlimited weekly meditation classes
You can pay in advance for this week's class using the link below.Tuesday
**This class is available IN-PERSON**
142 Monroe St NE
Albuquerque, NM 87108