Buddhist basics and meditations:  Toolbox for Meditation

Monday’s, from 7 – 8pm 

Taught by meditation teacher, Scott Hemmingsen

The purpose of meditation is to make our mind calm and peaceful.  If our mind is peaceful, we will be free from worries and mental discomfort, and so we will experience true happiness; but if our mind is not peaceful, we will find it very difficult to be happy, even if we are living in the very best conditions.

If we train in meditation, our mind will gradually become more and more peaceful, and we will experience a purer and purer form of happiness. Eventually, we will be able to stay happy all the time, even in the most difficult circumstances.

Everyone is welcome to attend this introductory class!  Although taught as a series, feel free to drop-in any class.  $10.

 
May 4– A daily practice
May 11-   Why have a shrine? What to put on a home shrine; why we make offerings
May 18-  Do Buddhists Pray?
May 25-  Meaning of Refuge and Bodhichitta
June 1-  Meaning of Offering the Mandala and the Four Immeasurables
June 15- no class
June 22- The Meaning of the Seven Limbs and Receiving Blessings
June 2o- Meaning of Dedication and the Migtsema Prayer
July 6- Putting it all together with our Meditation.
 
Series continues with related topics…