Tuesday evenings, September 12, 19, 26 & Oct. 3,
Training in Happiness
Happiness is a state of mind, and like any state of mind it can be strengthened through training. But to do so we need to know what are the actual causes of happiness. According to Buddha, authentic happiness does not depend upon amassing specific external conditions, such as wealth, beauty, status, etc., but rather its main ingredient is inner peace. And meditation is essential for training in inner peace and happiness.
In this series of classes, Kadampa Teacher Steve Grover will guide us in practical methods of training in happiness. He will take us through specific meditation techniques that are designed to help us experience and maintain authentic happiness, and he will explain how we can continue to train in these positive states during our daily activities. Training in these meditations will profoundly influence our conception of our selves and others, and of our purpose in this life. We will discover the relationship between happiness and our love of others. This, in turn, will lead to a recognition of our incredible spiritual potential for an ongoing and continuous experience of happiness, and even enlightenment. With this understanding we can learn how to bring this profound happiness into the lives of others.
Sept. 12: Tapping into our limitless potential for happiness through meditation
Sept. 19: The happiness that comes from love and gratitude
Sept. 26: The happiness that comes from sharing in others' happiness
Oct. 3: The happiness that comes from a mind of generosity
Although taught as a series, each class is self-contained and can be attended individually. Drop in anytime. Classes include two guided meditations and a practical teaching.
October 10, 17, 24 & 31
The Healing Power of Loving Kindness
Loving kindness is the thought of wishing joy for all beings without limits or conditions, and putting these pure thoughts into practice. It frees us from our limiting self centred mind and gives us real meaning in our life. How do we develop it and more importantly, how to we maintain a loving heart when others repay our kindness with harm or ingratitude?
This series of talks and guided meditations will explore not only how to meditate on love, but also how to keep this peaceful mind throughout the day, regardless of how others behave. This makes our love for others authentic and stable rather than loving others only when they make us feel good.
Oct. 10: Meditations on developing loving kindness
Oct. 17: What prevents us from connecting with others?
October 24: Keeping a positive mind towards others
October 31: Staying humble - Learning from everyone
November 7, 14, 21, 28 & Dec. 5
Compassion in Action - the magical practice of taking and giving
Our mind is our greatest healer. Discover how to actualize your potential to overcome all mental pain, sorrow, loss, physical suffering, illness, and disease through one of the most renowned ancient meditations taught by Buddha, known as “taking and giving.” Join us for this series of teachings that will explain how to turn every situation into an opportunity to enhance our love, compassion, and wisdom, and brings great meaning to our life.
Nov. 7: Developing authentic compassion
Nov. 14: Healing ourself and others
Nov. 21: Developing the unconditional love
Nov. 28: Giving happiness to others
Dec. 5: A special breathing meditation
About the Venue - Minto Recreation Complex, Barrhaven
The Minto Recreation Complex is located in Barrhaven at 3500 Cambrian Road. The classes will take place in the Kilbirnie Room, which is on the second level and is accessible. Onsite parking is available and free of charge.
Masks are recommended but not required.
We encourage you to register in advance, but you can register at the door instead.
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Whereas each one of us is just one single person, other living beings are countless in number; therefore the happiness and freedom of others are much more important than our own.