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November Class Series

This class offers a new series following the book, The Mirror of Dharma with Additions, by our Spiritual Guide, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.

Every living being has the same basic wish to be happy and free from suffering. It is only by attaining enlightenment that we can fulfil our deepest wish for pure, lasting happiness and be able to help all others directly. These classes give a concise overview into the ancient Buddhist wisdom guiding us towards an altruistic intention. This will inspire us to apply effort to realize our fullest potential, the goal of human life. Keeping our sight on the final goal, enlightenment, we start to apply Buddha’s teachings in our daily life in order to overcome difficult feelings while increasing our loving attitude and developing a kind heart.

Class Themes

November 3: The best remedy

“All the happiness there is in this world arises from wishing others to be happy.”

There are innumerable advantages in cherishing others. Not only does this loving mind overcome anger, jealousy and so on, it enables us to find the suffering of others unbearable. In this way, we start to expand our currently limited compassion.

Meditation: The wish to cherish all living beings

November 10: Only for the benefit of others

With the understanding that like ourselves, everyone suffers, we can learn to cultivate the altruistic mind that wishes to take on the responsibility to help all living beings achieve the lasting happiness of enlightenment.

Meditation: Universal compassion

November 17: Our biggest obstacle

The most profound Buddhist teaching on emptiness reveals that everything we normally see does not truly exist in the way it appears to exist. It is our own mistaken mind which misperceives the true nature of things that leads to our contaminated actions and the resultant suffering.

Meditation: Contemplating emptiness

November 24: A brief introduction to the quick path to enlightenment

In his Sutra teachings, Buddha gives us great encouragement to accomplish the ultimate goal of human life. This goal will be accomplished quickly through the practice of Tantra with Mahayana motivation, correct imagination and faith.

Meditation: A tantric meditation

Please note,

This class uses Prayers for Meditation. You can get a copy of this booklet from our online shop.

These classes are only available to people living in the Greater Toronto Area. Not living in the GTA? Click here to find a live-streaming class near you.

Booking closes one hour before class begins.

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