Wednesday evenings: Meditations for a Happy Life

Wednesday evenings: Meditations for a Happy Life

Wednesdays, 7-8:30pm | January 9 onwards

7:00 to 8:30 pm

In this series of classes, we will explore 21 objects of meditation which are a special presentation of Buddha’s teachings known as the Lamrim, or Stages of the Path. These classes are intermediate in level, meaning they will provide those who already have some experience of Buddhist practice an opportunity to gain deeper levels of understanding and experience. However, many beginners also appreciate and enjoy these classes. So, whether a beginner or long-term practitioner, anyone can benefit from these teachings.

Through contemplating and meditating on these special views taught by Buddha, and then practicing them in our daily life, we will develop and stabilize positive states of mind which are the real source of happiness and protection from suffering, leading us to deeper and more stable levels of inner peace, and giving us the ability to benefit others. Each class will include teaching, meditation, and practical advice for practising in daily life. 

Although presented as a series, each class is self-contained, so it’s not necessary to attend all of the classes; there is benefit from attending any of them. Pre-registration is not required. Everyone is welcome!

February 27 Freedom from Suffering
March 6 Developing a Balanced Mind
March 13 Our Connection to Everyone
March 20 How Gratitude Benefits Us
March 27 How We Are All Equal
April 3 Term Break - Class Cancelled
April 10 The One True Enemy
April 17 The Benefits of Love
April 24 Developing Empathy
May 1The Joy of Compassion
May 8Taking Away Suffering
May 15Wishing Real Happiness
May 22Giving Real Happiness
May 29How to Benefit the Most
June 5The Joy of Meditating
June 12Developing Wisdom
June 19The True Nature of Our Self
June 26Someone to Guide Us


Everyone is welcome, no experience is necessary. Please enter through the side door and someone will be there to show you around the centre.

Single class: $12
4-class series: $40
Free for members

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Joyful Land Buddhist Centre

is a non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to serving the Ottawa/Gatineau communities with spiritual teachings that help all people regardless of religious or non-religious background. Charitable Registration #: 885866293RR0001

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