Dharma for Night Owls
Time: You can watch any time Friday between 9 pm and 1 am the next morning
Cost: $12 per class – free for KMCC members
Internationally renowned teacher and Buddhist monk, Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab, teaches this special class following the book, Modern Buddhism, by our Spiritual Guide, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche. This precious book explains all the stages of the path to enlightenment in an easily accessible, sequential format. Modern Buddhism is available as a free e-book download or you can buy a hard copy through our online shop.
Booking closes at 8:30 pm. Links will be sent out shortly before 9 pm and will be active for viewing ANY TIME between 9 pm and 1 am.
Nov 6 Avoiding future suffering
We may wonder what happens when we die. Buddha taught that the kind of rebirth we take depends upon our actions, or karma, and he explained that performing non-virtuous actions is the main cause of taking a lower rebirth. How can we be sure we do not take a lower rebirth in our next life?
Meditation: The dangers of lower rebirth.
Nov 13 Who can really protect us?
When our life is in danger or we are threatened or sick we usually seek refuge in the police, doctors etc. But they can provide only temporary protection. We can enjoy permanent liberation from all sufferings only by seeking refuge in Buddha, Dharma and Sangha.
Meditation: Going for refuge
Nov 20 Do you believe in karma?
From non-virtuous actions comes suffering and from virtuous actions comes happiness: if we believe this, we believe in karma. Buddha gave extensive teachings that prove the truth of this statement and showed how we can use our understanding of karma to avoid future suffering and enjoy pure happiness.
Meditation: Law of karma
Nov 27 The truth about suffering
In general, everyone who has physical or mental pain, even animals, understands their own suffering; but when Buddha said in his first teaching, ‘You should know sufferings,’ he meant that we should know the sufferings of our future lives and develop a strong wish to liberate ourself from them now while we have the opportunity.
Meditation: What we should know
Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab is the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Centre Canada and the National Spiritual Director for Canada. He is the former General Spiritual Director of the New Kadampa Tradition (NKT-IKBU), and has trained closely with Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for over thirty-five years.
Gen-la is an internationally renowned teacher and Buddhist monk who is greatly admired for his powerful teachings as well as his pure example of humility and loving-kindness.
Prayers for Meditation will be used in all these classes.
Booking closes at 8:30 pm. Links are sent out just before 9 pm and are good for viewing anytime between 9 pm and 1 am.
Please note: These classes are for people who would have come in person under normal circumstances.