Sunday Morning Meditation
Being Human Kind
10:00-11:30am with Gen Kelsang Chokyi
Geshe Langri Tangpa, an eleventh-century Buddhist Master from Tibet, shares that “Normally we divide the external world into that which we consider to be good or valuable, bad or worthless or neither. Most of the time these discriminations are incorrect or have little meaning. For example, our habitual way of categorizing people as friends, enemies and strangers depending on how they make us feel is both incorrect and a great obstacle to developing impartial love for all living beings. Rather than holding so tightly to our discriminations of the external world, it would be far more beneficial if we learned to discriminate between valuable and worthless states of mind.”
Contemplating the root text of Eight Verses of Training the Mind which was composed by Geshe Langri Tangpa, we can transform our mind from its present confused and self-centered state into the perfect wisdom and compassion of an enlightened Buddha.
Exchanging Self with Others root text verse:
Examining my mental continuum throughout all my actions,
As soon as a delusion of self-cherishing develops
Whereby I or others would act inappropriately,
May I firmly face it and avert it.
May 1 — Uprooting the Root of Negativity
May 8 — Mother’s Day Talk & Tea
May 15 — Overcoming Misfortune
May 22 — Stepping into Happiness
May 29 — Recognize & Reduce Negativity
Each class includes a relaxing breathing meditation, a teaching, a contemplative meditation, and a closing dedication. Each class can be attended individually or as a series.
Everyone can benefit from this ancient wisdom that is presented for modern times. Prayers for World Peace will be recited at the end of the class. This series is based on the books New Eight Steps to Happiness by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. The Sunday morning meditation class is taught by Gen Kelsang Chokyi, Resident Teacher and American Buddhist nun.
Free for FP, $30 for 30 Days,
Basic Plus, Student Class Pass and Supporting Members