CEDAR HILL RECREATION CENTRE
DAY: Tuesday Noon (see dates below)
TEACHER: Gen Kelsang Zopa
WHERE: 3220 Cedar Hill Road
Suitable for everyone! These classes offer practical methods to improve the quality of our lives through meditation and Buddhist teachings.
Call: Cedar Hill Rec Centre
Dates & Course Number:
18139 Sep 10 – Oct 29, 7 sessions, $65 (no class Oct 1)
18140 Nov 5 – Dec 17, 7 sessions, $65
How to Transform Your Life
In our busy lives we often don’t see the connection between our state of mind and our daily experiences. When our mind is peaceful our world is joyful but when our mind is disturbed or agitated we easily experience problems, stress and difficulties.
This series of classes will be based on the book, How to Transform Your Life, a practical manual that shows how we can develop and maintain inner peace. Learn step-by-step meditations for solving daily problems and discover the methods through which we can bring about positive changes in our lives that will enable us to experience deep and lasting happiness.
TRANSFORMING NEGATIVE MINDS
SEP 10, 17, 24, OCT 8, 15, 22, 29 (no class Oct 1)
- Where does happiness come from?
- What is meditation?
- The nature and function of our mind
- How delusions disturb our mind
- Why we get angry
- Letting go of anger & resentment
- Developing patience
WHERE DO OUR FEELINGS COME FROM?
NOV 5, 12, 19, 26, DEC 3, 10, 17
- Where do feelings come from?
- Understanding karma
- Virtuous and non-virtuous actions
- Purifying your negative karma
- Creating the future you want
- Practicing conscientiousness
- Learning to accept adversity
Each class begins with guided breathing meditation, to help settle the mind and let go of distractions. If we wish, we can join in and recite the Liberating Prayer, which is a chanted prayer where we connect with the inspiration of enlightened beings.
Gen Kelsang Zopa
A Canadian Buddhist monk, Gen Zopa has been presenting the profound and practical teachings of the Buddhist path to enlightenment for over 20 years. Renowned for the clarity and depth of his teachings, his warmth and practicality bring to life the ancient art of meditation.
Q. Do I need to be a Buddhist to attend?
Q. Do I need to have any experience?
Q. How should I dress?
Q. Is there any physical exercise involved?
Q. Do I need to book in advance?
Yes, please book in advance by contacting Cedar Hill Recreation Centre using the registration information on this page.
Q. Do I have to wait for the next series of classes to begin?
It may be possible to join a course that has already begun. Please contact Cedar Hill Recreation Centre using the Registration information on this page.