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
24
Sun
Heart Jewel puja with guided meditation
Jan 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Jan
25
Mon
Wishfulfilling Jewel with tsog
Jan 25 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Offering to the Spiritual Guide puja
Jan 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Jan
26
Tue
Heart Jewel puja
Jan 26 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 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 video is prerecorded and includes a one minute pause at the beginning and time for silent meditation in the middle. Enjoy!

The Stages of the Path to Enlightenment
Jan 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Jan
27
Wed
Heart Jewel puja
Jan 27 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 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 video is prerecorded and includes a one minute pause at the beginning and time for silent meditation in the middle. Enjoy!

The Foundation Program
Jan 27 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Jan
28
Thu
Heart Jewel puja
Jan 28 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 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 video is prerecorded and includes a one minute pause at the beginning and time for silent meditation in the middle. Enjoy!