"The purpose of meditation is to make the mind calm and peaceful. When the turbulence of distracting thoughts subsides and the mind becomes still, a deep happiness and contentment arises naturally from within."
- The New Meditation Handbook by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
Modern Buddhism is the ancient wisdom of Buddha's teaching presented in a way that is easy to understand and practice in our busy modern lives. It has relevance for Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike. The emphasis will be both on learning the various training the mind techniques taught by Buddha and how to apply them both in meditation and in daily life. Attending these drop-in classes will help us let go of anger, anxiety and other painful states and replace them with peaceful, positive minds.
We will learn the essential Buddhist meditations and how to transform daily difficulties. Perhaps most importantly these classes will help us to directly experience our vast spiritual potential and put us on a path to lasting happiness and enlightenment. Everyone is welcome.
These classes are clear, accessible, and friendly. Each class includes a guided meditation, talk and discussion. No prior experience is necessary - drop in anytime!