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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Jan
26
Sun
A Life Beyond Anger @ Jampa Ling Kadampa Buddhist Centre
Jan 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

 

with Gen Kelsang Suma

A practical exploration of Buddha’s teachings on one of the most common and painful emotions we can have – anger. We will focus on recognizing, and admitting to ourself, that we do have anger, and explore its harmful effects on ourself and others. We will then look at how we can begin to curb this destructive emotion. Powerful Buddhist methods will be introduced whereby we can create and stabilize a peaceful mind when confronted by even the most difficult situations. 

Heart Jewel puja
Jan 26 @ 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.

Jan
27
Mon
Wishfulfilling Jewel puja
Jan 27 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

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This is the heart practice 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. We then 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. A tsog offering is made during this practise, so you are welcome to bring a vegetarian food offering if you wish(1 hour).

Newmarket Class @ St Paul's Anglican Church
Jan 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

A Life Beyond Anger

with Gen Kelsang Suma

A practical exploration of Buddha’s teachings on one of the most common and painful emotions we can have – anger. We will focus on recognizing, and admitting to ourself, that we do have anger, and explore its harmful effects on ourself and others. We will then look at how we can begin to curb this destructive emotion. Powerful Buddhist methods will be introduced whereby we can create and stabilize a peaceful mind when confronted by even the most difficult situations.

Everyone is welcome.

 

 

Jan
28
Tue
Heart Jewel puja
Jan 28 @ 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
Jan 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

A Life Beyond Anger

with Gen Kelsang Suma

with Gen Kelsang Suma

A practical exploration of Buddha’s teachings on one of the most common and painful emotions we can have – anger. We will focus on recognizing, and admitting to ourself, that we do have anger, and explore its harmful effects on ourself and others. We will then look at how we can begin to curb this destructive emotion. Powerful Buddhist methods will be introduced whereby we can create and stabilize a peaceful mind when confronted by even the most difficult situations.

Everyone is welcome.

Jan
29
Wed
Kangso puja
Jan 29 @ 9:30 am – 1:30 pm

Dorje Shugden 4_transparentKangso (or ‘Melodious Drum’)

This monthly practice consists principally of prayers to our Dharma Protector, Dorje Shugden. A Dharma Protector is an emanation of a Buddha or Bodhisattva whose main functions are to avert the inner and outer obstacles that prevent practitioners from attaining spiritual realizations, and to gather the conditions needed for their practice. Dorje Shugden helps,
guides, and protects pure and faithful practitioners by granting blessings, increasing their wisdom, fulfilling their wishes and bestowing success on their virtuous activities. This practice includes a tsog offering, so you may bring a vegetarian food offering if you wish. (3.5 hours)

Foundation Program – Barrie @ Jampa Ling Kadampa Buddhist Centre
Jan 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The New Eight Steps to Happiness

The Buddhist Way of Loving Kindness

with Gen Kelsang Suma

This text offers an in-depth and practical explanation of one of Buddhism’s best-loved teachings, Eight Verses of Training the Mind, by the great Tibetan Bodhisattva, Langri Tangpa.

The book presents clear methods for transforming all life’s difficulties into valuable spiritual insights, for improving our relationships, and for bringing greater patience, empathy and compassion into our daily life. For centuries, these methods have brought lasting peace, inspiration and happiness to countless people. Geshe Kelsang Gyatso shares rich insights into this ancient wisdom to help us nd joy and meaning in our busy, modern lives.

 

“Everyone, whether religious or non-religious, is looking for happiness all the time and wants to be free from problems and suffering permanently. We can fulfil these wishes through understanding and practising the instructions given in this book.”

~ Geshe Kelsang Gyatso