Meditation Courses in Albuquerque
December 8—January 5
Tuesdays Midday | 11:30AM–12:45PM / In-person, Live & On-demand
Healing Family Ties
with Resident Teacher, Gen Kelsang Chokyan
The people we love the most can also be the one’s with whom we have the most problems, our family. Throughout our life, our relationships with our family can be a source of great joy or great difficulty.
In this weekly meditation series, we will learn how to use Buddha’s advice to heal some old wounds in our hearts and derive great joy and benefit from our experience with our family.
Taught by Gen Kelsang Chokyan, Resident teacher of KMC New Mexico. Suitable for all levels of experience. Classes will be posted weekly throughout the course and will remain available for viewing anytime.
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.
How to Solve Our Human Problems is a scientific exploration of the causes and solutions to our daily problems and difficulties, using Buddha’s teachings to change our world by changing our mind.
In this busy world, our experiences of happiness are fleeting and short-lived, while inner peace eludes us completely. Our negative states of mind, such as uncontrolled desire and anger, create endless problems for ourselves and others, and prevent us from fulfilling our deepest wishes.
This book begins with a presentation of Buddha's popular teaching on the Four Noble Truths, which offers a clear and simple solution to all our problems, guiding us to an oasis of peace within our hearts. It continues with focusing in particular on overcoming the problem of anger, learning how to develop and maintain patience when faced with even the most difficult circumstances.
How to Solve Our Human Problems 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.
*Please REGISTER (below) in advance to ensure you have access to the class prior to the start time.
Purifying Negativity (Jan/Feb)
Access to ONLINE STREAMING
If you are experiencing any problems accessing this course, please call Brian (505-999-8656).
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**