Sunday Live-streamed Buddhist Meditation Classes
Time: 11:00am – 12:30pm
Cost: $12 per class (free for KMCC members)
Where: Available in-person (limited seating) & live-streamed from Kadampa Meditation Centre Canada
This class offers a new series following the book, How to Solve our Human Problems, by our Spiritual Guide, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.
This book explains how our negative states of mind cause endless problems and suffering, both for ourselves and others. It focuses in particular on solving the problem of anger and learning how to develop patience, even in the most difficult circumstances.
There are also explanations of the nature of our mind and past and future lives.
December 6: No class. Everyone is encouraged to attend the Ontario Dharma Celebration.
December 13: Past and future lives
Once we understand the nature of our mind, we can also understand the existence of past and future lives. In this class, we will learn that our natural process of sleeping, dreaming and waking mirrors the process of dying, intermediate state and rebirth. This class will deepen our understanding of this basic truth about our existence.
Meditation: The existence of past and future lives
December 20: We all wish to be happy
Once it becomes clear to us that we will be reborn, our priorities shift as we expand our focus beyond this one life. With the first Noble Truth, Buddha encourages us to use our present human life to prepare for the happiness and freedom of our countless future lives. In this class, we will explore how to create happiness in both this and our future lives.
Meditation: A determination to work for the happiness of future lives
December 27: Learning to accept others
Once we fully accept others as they are, without the slightest judgment or reservation, then there is no basis for problems in our relationships with them. Problems do not exist outside our mind. So when we stop seeing others as problems, they stop being problems. Accepting others is a powerful method to help us maintain good relationships over the holidays.
Meditation: Learning to accept others
This class uses Prayers for Meditation. You can get a copy of this booklet from our online shop.
Please note: These classes are for those who would have attended in person under normal circumstances.
For in-person tickets, please bring a mask for inside the Temple.