Remaining Confident in the Face of Criticism

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Friday Morning| 10:00AM–11:15AM / In-Person

October 15 - November 12

Remaining Confident in the Face of Criticism

If we want to be truly happy and free from suffering, we must learn to control our mind. But how can we keep a positive mind when faced with criticism? How can we stop wanting to retaliate when someone harms us?

Through relying on the patience of not retaliating, we can train our mind to overcome negative states such as anger and jealousy; let go of our attachment to reputation; and increase our compassion for others.

In this weekly meditation series, learn to keep a positive mind and remain confident in the face of criticism. Through sincerely following Buddha's teachings on non-retaliation, you will quickly weaken negative states of mind, allowing your heart of compassion to grow and benefit others.


Each class includes guided meditations, teaching, and time for Q&A. 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.

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.

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. Geshe Kelsang begins by presenting 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. He then focuses 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


Free for all KMC New Mexico monthly members. Become a monthly member for $35/month and get unlimited weekly meditation classes

Everyone Welcome!

Upcoming Series:

How to Appreciate Your Life(Nov/Dec)

About the Teacher

Gen Kelsang Chokyan

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 daily lives.


**This class is available IN-PERSON **
Santa Fe Community Yoga Center
826 Camino De Monte Rey Unit B-1, Santa Fe, NM 87505