Wednesday evenings: Meditations for a Meaningful Life

Wednesday evenings: Meditations for a Meaningful 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!

January 9 Introduction to Series
January 16 What Makes Life Meaningful?
January 23The Benefits of Remembering Death
January 30 What Comes Next?
February 6 Protection we can Count on
February 13 How to Make our own Good Fortune
February 20 Freedom from Suffering
February 27 Developing a Balanced Mind


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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