Thursday Evening
Beginner Level Classes
Four Ways We Can Help the World

Thursday evenings | 7-8:15pm 
April 8 - 29

$12 | Free for Members

Hands in heart shape around planet earthWhat is the best way we can help the world? By adopting an intention of helping, without reservation… this will naturally lead to our finding positive ways of helping others, and will gradually increase our ability to help in the most beneficial ways. We’ll also notice that we feel uplifted, happier and more at peace, because our own problems are not so overwhelming when we focus more on others. Through contemplating and meditating on these teachings, and putting gentle, steady effort into putting them into practice, we’ll find that we’re able to help others more, day-by-day.

These classes are beginner in level, but everyone is welcome to attend. Although presented as a series, each class can stand alone, so you can attend any number of the classes you wish. Each class will include an easy-to-understand teaching and two guided meditations.

“Our most important task at the moment is to train our mind, and in particular to strengthen our intention to be of service to others. In his Friendly Letter Nagarjuna says that although we may not have the ability to help others now, if we keep the intention to do so in mind all the time, our ability to help them will gradually increase. This is because the more we cherish others, the more our merit, wisdom and capacity to actually benefit them will increase, and opportunities to help in practical ways will naturally present themselves.” Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, The New Eight Steps to Happiness

Four Ways We Can Help the World Series
including recordings available for 5 days following the class.
Please click on the class title to register.

Thursday April 1
No class, because of our Spring Break week
Thursday April 8
Class cancelled because of unavoidable circumstances
Thursday April 15
The power of a loving intention to help
Thursday April 22
Giving our wisdom and good fortune
Thursday April 29
Giving material things with a happy mind
Thursday May 6
Protecting others, and the powerful help that prayer can give

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If we wish to be free from problems there is only one thing to do - learn to maintain a peaceful state of mind by practicing Dharma sincerely and purely. 
Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche
Introduction to Buddhism