Weekly Classes

 

Weekly classes on Buddhist thought and meditation. Although part of a series, each class is self-contained, and consists of guided meditation, a teaching, and time for questions and discussion.

For more information please press on the class links below. Everyone is welcome.

 

Dec
18
Tue
Class in Collingwood @ Collingwood Public Library
Dec 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

 

Essence of Dharma: step-by-step meditations to perfect happiness

 

with Gen Kelsang Suma

 

‘Lamrim’ meditation – literally, ‘the stages of the path to enlightenment’ – is the bedrock of the Buddhist spiritual path. It consists of a series of meditations that reveal the key mindsets we need to cultivate if we wish to improve our happiness and attain liberation and enlightenment. The course is ideal for anyone wanting to gain an overview of the Buddhist spiritual path, as well as for those looking to deepen their daily practice.

Classes will be taught in more depth than some of our other general program classes. Each will begin with a short recitation of chanted Buddhist prayers and a guided breathing meditation, to help settle our mind.  We’ll then listen to a teaching on one of the Lamrim topics. Finally, we will engage in a guided contemplative meditation focused on the content explored in the teaching. There will be a chance to ask questions at the end of the class.

Everyone is welcome. These are drop-in classes so come anytime.

 

The happiness of living meaningfully –  a spiritual life

Sept 4      Our precious human life: awakening to our potential

Sept 11    What does our death mean?

Sept 18    Lower rebirth: could this happen to me?

Sept 25    Refuge practice: finding safe harbour

Oct 2       Actions and their effects: shifting the winds of our karma

The happiness of perfect inner freedom – liberation

Oct 9     What we should know: the sufferings of samsara

Oct 16    What we should abandon: the real causes of our suffering

Oct 23    What we should practice: a reliable route to lasting freedom

Oct 30    What we should attain: the risks of complacency

The pure happiness of benefiting others –  enlightenment

Nov 6      Cherishing others: may everyone be happy

Nov 13    Universal compassion: may everyone be free

Nov 20    Bodhichitta: the supreme good heart

Nov 27    The Bodhisattva’s way of life

Dec 4      Emptiness: ultimate truth, reality

Dec 11    Relying upon a spiritual guide: the root of the path

Dec 18    A complete Path

 

 

                 

 

 

Jan
8
Tue
Collingwood Class @ Collingwood Public Library
Jan 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Wisdom, a Good Heart, and Peace of Mind

with Gen Kelsang Suma

Buddha taught that each one of us is endowed with a pure nature, and thus with the potential for limitless love, wisdom and joy.  In this class series we will learn how we can gently cultivate the Buddhist practices of meditation and mindfulness – tools to awaken this precious potential – one stepping-stone at a time.

Each week we will consider selected “words of wisdom” as these relate to a given monthly topic. Please drop in to any or all of these classes. Everyone is welcome!

Monthly topics:

January……….Meaning

February… …..Confidence

March………….Acceptance

April……………Love

May…………..  Imagination

June…………. Faith

Cost: $10 per class

 

Jan
15
Tue
Collingwood Class @ Collingwood Public Library
Jan 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Wisdom, a Good Heart, and Peace of Mind

with Gen Kelsang Suma

Buddha taught that each one of us is endowed with a pure nature, and thus with the potential for limitless love, wisdom and joy.  In this class series we will learn how we can gently cultivate the Buddhist practices of meditation and mindfulness – tools to awaken this precious potential – one stepping-stone at a time.

Each week we will consider selected “words of wisdom” as these relate to a given monthly topic. Please drop in to any or all of these classes. Everyone is welcome!

Monthly topics:

January……….Meaning

February… …..Confidence

March………….Acceptance

April……………Love

May…………..  Imagination

June…………. Faith

Cost: $10 per class

 

Jan
22
Tue
Collingwood Class @ Collingwood Public Library
Jan 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Wisdom, a Good Heart, and Peace of Mind

with Gen Kelsang Suma

Buddha taught that each one of us is endowed with a pure nature, and thus with the potential for limitless love, wisdom and joy.  In this class series we will learn how we can gently cultivate the Buddhist practices of meditation and mindfulness – tools to awaken this precious potential – one stepping-stone at a time.

Each week we will consider selected “words of wisdom” as these relate to a given monthly topic. Please drop in to any or all of these classes. Everyone is welcome!

Monthly topics:

January……….Meaning

February… …..Confidence

March………….Acceptance

April……………Love

May…………..  Imagination

June…………. Faith

Cost: $10 per class

 

Jan
29
Tue
Collingwood Class @ Collingwood Public Library
Jan 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Wisdom, a Good Heart, and Peace of Mind

with Gen Kelsang Suma

Buddha taught that each one of us is endowed with a pure nature, and thus with the potential for limitless love, wisdom and joy.  In this class series we will learn how we can gently cultivate the Buddhist practices of meditation and mindfulness – tools to awaken this precious potential – one stepping-stone at a time.

Each week we will consider selected “words of wisdom” as these relate to a given monthly topic. Please drop in to any or all of these classes. Everyone is welcome!

Monthly topics:

January……….Meaning

February… …..Confidence

March………….Acceptance

April……………Love

May…………..  Imagination

June…………. Faith

Cost: $10 per class

 

Feb
5
Tue
Collingwood Class @ Collingwood Public Library
Feb 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Wisdom, a Good Heart, and Peace of Mind

with Gen Kelsang Suma

Buddha taught that each one of us is endowed with a pure nature, and thus with the potential for limitless love, wisdom and joy.  In this class series we will learn how we can gently cultivate the Buddhist practices of meditation and mindfulness – tools to awaken this precious potential – one stepping-stone at a time.

Each week we will consider selected “words of wisdom” as these relate to a given monthly topic. Please drop in to any or all of these classes. Everyone is welcome!

Monthly topics:

January……….Meaning

February… …..Confidence

March………….Acceptance

April……………Love

May…………..  Imagination

June…………. Faith

Cost: $10 per class

 

Feb
12
Tue
Collingwood Class @ Collingwood Public Library
Feb 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Wisdom, a Good Heart, and Peace of Mind

with Gen Kelsang Suma

Buddha taught that each one of us is endowed with a pure nature, and thus with the potential for limitless love, wisdom and joy.  In this class series we will learn how we can gently cultivate the Buddhist practices of meditation and mindfulness – tools to awaken this precious potential – one stepping-stone at a time.

Each week we will consider selected “words of wisdom” as these relate to a given monthly topic. Please drop in to any or all of these classes. Everyone is welcome!

Monthly topics:

January……….Meaning

February… …..Confidence

March………….Acceptance

April……………Love

May…………..  Imagination

June…………. Faith

Cost: $10 per class

 

Feb
19
Tue
Collingwood Class @ Collingwood Public Library
Feb 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Wisdom, a Good Heart, and Peace of Mind

with Gen Kelsang Suma

Buddha taught that each one of us is endowed with a pure nature, and thus with the potential for limitless love, wisdom and joy.  In this class series we will learn how we can gently cultivate the Buddhist practices of meditation and mindfulness – tools to awaken this precious potential – one stepping-stone at a time.

Each week we will consider selected “words of wisdom” as these relate to a given monthly topic. Please drop in to any or all of these classes. Everyone is welcome!

Monthly topics:

January……….Meaning

February… …..Confidence

March………….Acceptance

April……………Love

May…………..  Imagination

June…………. Faith

Cost: $10 per class