Thursday Evening Live-streamed Buddhist Meditation Classes
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Cost: $12 per class – free for KMCC members
Remedies for Isolation and Loneliness
In this time, on the one hand we separate ourselves through our respective social bubbles, whereas on the other hand many of us feel intensely lonely and suffer greatly from an ever increasing sense of isolation.
In this series of classes we will explore Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s quote from his book “The New Eight Steps to Happiness”: Our sense that we are an island, an independent, self-sufficient individual, bears no relation to reality. It is closer to the truth to picture ourself as a cell in the vast body of life, distinct yet intimately bound up with all living beings. We cannot exist without others, and they in turn are affected by everything we do.
All living beings are our mothers
In this class we learn how this statement that all living beings are our mothers is true and how embracing such a truth can lead to many beautiful benefits for ourselves and others.
Meditation: The Kindness of Others
We will recognize that all of us already have and know about this precious mind of affectionate love. And we will explore the benefits and sense of well-being that comes from expanding such a good heart.
Meditation: Affectionate Love
Tonight we understand the great benefit that we derive from shifting our attention from self to others. We will explore the advantages and disadvantages of the opposing attitudes of self-cherishing versus cherishing others.
Meditation: Cherishing Others
Living Beings have no Faults
This class is focused on understanding the actions and motivations of others even if, or especially when, we don’t agree with them. We learn how to open our hearts to them and the benefit of doing so.
This class uses Prayers for Meditation.
Please note: These classes are for those who would have intended in person under normal circumstances.
Booking closes 1/2 hour before class begins.