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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May
30
Thu
Curious about Buddhism? – Barrie
May 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am
A photo of some ice and the words Forget willpower, try wisdom

If what you’ve heard about Buddhism in the past has piqued your interest, this class is definitely for you!

Buy your tickets here in advance or pay at the door with cash or a card.

Note: These classes are suitable for everyone and each class is self-contained, so please feel free to attend the entire series or drop in to any class any week as and when you like.

This class will be live-streamed for monthly subscribers.

The founder of Buddhism in this world was Buddha Shakyamuni.

After attaining enlightenment, Buddha gave eighty-four thousand teachings, all of which are advice on how to subdue and overcome delusions by cultivating virtuous states of mind.

Buddha’s teachings, as well as the inner realizations achieved through putting these teachings into practice, are known as ‘Dharma’.

The New Eight Steps to Happiness

Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

Intro to Buddhism- live-stream
May 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am

Here is the Zoom link for this class:

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89146812538

Lunchtime Meditation
May 30 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
A photo of some ice and the words Forget willpower, try wisdom

Take half an hour at lunchtime to relax, refresh and de-stress.

Cultivate inner peace through a guided meditation practice.

Everyone is welcome.

No previous experience is necessary.

“The purpose of meditation is to make our mind calm and peaceful”

Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

Heart Jewel live-stream
May 30 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Heart Jewel puja
May 30 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Je Tsongkhapa

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 10-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.

You are very welcome to attend – these prayers are free of charge.

We have a limited number of prayer booklets to use and for sale at the centre.

You may also buy a copy of the prayers here: Heart Jewel Prayers.

“Dorje Shugden will bless our minds to help us transform difficult situations into the spiritual path, and he will open the wisdom eyes of his faithful followers, enabling them always to make the right decisions.

Although physically they may find themselves alone, inwardly those who put their trust in him will never be apart from a powerful ally and a wise and compassionate guide.”

Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

Curious about Buddhism? – Barrie
May 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
A photo of some ice and the words Forget willpower, try wisdom

If what you’ve heard about Buddhism in the past has piqued your interest, this class is definitely for you!

Buy your tickets here in advance or pay at the door with cash or a card.

Note: These classes are suitable for everyone and each class is self-contained, so please feel free to attend the entire series or drop in to any class any week as and when you like.

This class will be live-streamed for monthly subscribers.

The founder of Buddhism in this world was Buddha Shakyamuni.

After attaining enlightenment, Buddha gave eighty-four thousand teachings, all of which are advice on how to subdue and overcome delusions by cultivating virtuous states of mind.

Buddha’s teachings, as well as the inner realizations achieved through putting these teachings into practice, are known as ‘Dharma’.

The New Eight Steps to Happiness

Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

Intro to Buddhism – live-stream
May 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

Here is the Zoom link for this class:

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89146812538

May
31
Fri
Wishfulfilling Jewel live-stream
May 31 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am