In-depth meditation class

The Buddhist Path to Enlightenment

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with Gen Kelsang Suma

Wednesdays, 7:00 – 8: 30 pm

Classes will begin with an exploration of how to find the real meaning of human life. We  will then explore teachings from Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s  latest book,  The Mirror of Dharma – with Additions. Gen Suma will receive the oral transmission of this book at Fall Festival and will focus in her teachings on the Three Principal Aspects of the Path – the path to perfect peace, the path of compassion, the path of wisdom.

Each class will begin with a short recitation of chanted Buddhist prayers and a guided breathing meditation. We’ll then listen to a teaching and engage in a guided contemplative meditation focused on the content explored. There will be a chance to ask questions at the end of the class.

Cost is $12 per class or 4 classes for $40 (free for members)

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Sep
16
Mon
Heart Jewel puja
Sep 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm


This practice is the heart essence of Kadampa Buddhism. In the first part we visualize our Spiritual Guide as Je Tsongkhapa and make prayers and requests to purify negativity, accumulate positive energy and receive blessings. This prepares our mind for a 20-minute meditation on one of the 21 Stages of the Path to Enlightenment or Lamrim. After the meditation we make prayers to our Dharma Protector, Dorje Shugden. We make requests to overcome all inner and outer obstacles to our Dharma practice, and for the creation of favourable conditions that nurture and increase our Dharma realizations.

Class in Newmarket @ St Paul's Anglican Church
Sep 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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Living in the Moment

with Gen Kelsang Suma

If we check, our mind is always swinging back and forth, one minute obsessing about the past and the next minute worried about the future. Either way, we are never fully in the present for long. Explore Buddha’s teachings on what living in the moment really means. Connect with the peace and happiness available to us moment by moment.

Everyone is welcome.

 

Sep
17
Tue
Heart Jewel puja
Sep 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm


This practice is the heart essence of Kadampa Buddhism. In the first part we visualize our Spiritual Guide as Je Tsongkhapa and make prayers and requests to purify negativity, accumulate positive energy and receive blessings. This prepares our mind for a 20-minute meditation on one of the 21 Stages of the Path to Enlightenment or Lamrim. After the meditation we make prayers to our Dharma Protector, Dorje Shugden. We make requests to overcome all inner and outer obstacles to our Dharma practice, and for the creation of favourable conditions that nurture and increase our Dharma realizations.

Collingwood Class @ Collingwood Public Library
Sep 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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Living in the Moment

with Gen Kelsang Suma

If we check, our mind is always swinging back and forth, one minute obsessing about the past and the next minute worried about the future. Either way, we are never fully in the present for long. Explore Buddha’s teachings on what living in the moment really means. Connect with the peace and happiness available to us moment by moment.

Everyone is welcome.

Sep
18
Wed
The Habits of Happy People @ Jampa Ling Kadampa Buddhist Centre
Sep 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

with Lois Bickley

Is the attainment of happiness really as complicated as we make it?  Is it true that happiness depends on such things as our ‘success’, reputation, status, looks, or possessions? The reality is that not one of these things – nor all of them together – can bring us lasting happiness. On the contrary, chasing after them with this hope is a sure way to frustration, disappointment and even cynicism.

Buddha teaches how we can all cultivate simple attitudes of mind that will make us genuinely happy. In each class we will explore, through teachings and guided meditations, how we can nurture powerful mental habits that fend off gloom and negativity, and enkindle a freeing lightness of heart and mind.

 

Heart Jewel puja
Sep 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm


This practice is the heart essence of Kadampa Buddhism. In the first part we visualize our Spiritual Guide as Je Tsongkhapa and make prayers and requests to purify negativity, accumulate positive energy and receive blessings. This prepares our mind for a 20-minute meditation on one of the 21 Stages of the Path to Enlightenment or Lamrim. After the meditation we make prayers to our Dharma Protector, Dorje Shugden. We make requests to overcome all inner and outer obstacles to our Dharma practice, and for the creation of favourable conditions that nurture and increase our Dharma realizations.

The Buddhist Path to Enlightenment: in-depth meditation class @ Jampa Ling Kadampa Buddhist Centre
Sep 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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with Gen Kelsang Suma

Classes will begin with an exploration of how to find the real meaning of human life. We  will then explore teachings from Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s latest book,  The Mirror of Dharma – with Additions. Gen Suma will receive the oral transmission of this book at Fall Festival and will focus in her teachings on the Three Principal Aspects of the Path – the path to perfect peace, the path of compassion and the path of wisdom.

Each class will begin with a short recitation of chanted Buddhist prayers and a guided breathing meditation. We’ll then listen to a teaching and engage in a guided contemplative meditation focused on the content explored. There will be a chance to ask questions at the end of the class. 

 

Sep
19
Thu
Lunchtime meditation @ Jampa Ling Kadampa Buddhist Centre
Sep 19 @ 12:15 pm – 12:45 pm

Take half an hour at lunchtime to relax, refresh and de-stress. Cultivate inner peace through a guided meditation practice. With regular practice these meditations help us to experience mental clarity, a sense of well-being, and increased love and compassion for others.

Everyone is welcome. No previous experience is necessary.