Learn to Meditate

Silencing the Inner Critic

Weekly Meditation Classes in Albuquerque

Jul 21–Aug 18

Drop-in classes / 5-week series
Tuesdays Midday | 11:30AM–12:45PM

Learning to be kind to yourself

In our quest for happiness, we can easily get derailed when we fail at our endeavors or can't live up to our expectations. This self-critical mind that sees only faults is mistaken and disturbs our peace of mind, causing us to suffer. Self-confidence and self-respect are essential for accomplishing both our spiritual and worldly goals.

Buddha taught that living beings have no faults. In fact, all the faults we see are actually the faults of delusions, or negative states of mind, not of people themselves. By realizing our true, pure nature, we can learn to be kind to ourself and lift ourself up.

In this weekly meditation series, we will learn how we can change our mind from one of self-judgement to one of self-acceptance and confidence through practicing the teachings and meditations in The New Eight Steps of Happiness. Through contemplating and meditating on these eight beautiful versus, we can transform all our daily problems and difficulties and make our life truly meaningful.

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.

Class structure
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 and ways to apply them to your daily life through meditation, contemplation, and effort.

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 owned what they’ve learned in class.


Free for Monthly Members

ONLINE class access:

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Upcoming Series:

Healing Anxiety (Aug/Sep)

About the Teacher

Gen Kelsang Chokyan, Meditation Teacher in AlbuquerqueOur Resident Teacher, Gen Kelsang Chokyan, is an American Buddhist monk. He has been practicing meditation and modern Buddhism for 16 years and is a great example of how to practice Kadampa Buddhism in the modern world. His sincere teachings are presented with humor and warmth, showing us how to find peace and happiness in our everyday daily lives.


**This class is available ONLINE**

IMPORTANT, PLEASE READ We are offering ONLINE streaming through private Facebook Groups. A Facebook account is required and Pre-Registration is required. The class fee is $10/class or free for monthly members. If you wish to become a Monthly Member starting at $35/month for unlimited access to all weekly online meditation classes, please call our Treasurer at 505.999.8656.

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