DAY: Thursday Afternoon (starting Sep 5)
TEACHER: Nan Keller
COST: $10 per class or 5 classes for $40 / Free for Members
WHERE: 970 Blanshard Street, Victoria
SEP 5, 12, 19, 26
Have you had a stressful morning? Are you dealing with difficult people? Are you stressed by the pressures of deadlines? Do you have a demanding boss? Learn how to bring the inner peace of meditation into your daily life. Through following very simple, practical instructions we can learn to let go of the causes of our pain and dissatisfaction and to gain the inner peace and clarity we seek.
OCT 3, 10, 17, 24
TRANSFORMING ANGER AND CONFLICT
We all experience and often fall victim to the mind of anger. Imagine being able to respond skillfully to problems and conflicts with a peaceful, flexible, solution-oriented mind — free from anger, repression or fear. By understanding the nature and causes of anger, we can begin to transform problems and conflicts into opportunities for personal growth.
OCT 31, NOV 7, 14, 21
TRANSFORMING YOUR PAST
Often we feel trapped by the experiences we have had in the past. Our old hurts and resentments condition our present relationships and we find ourselves stuck in unhelpful, even hurtful, patterns of behaviour. But our past is not fixed, and there is no need for us to feel stuck. Using Buddha’s teachings on karma and purification, we can heal the wounds of the past, enabling us to live joyfully and creatively in the present.
NOV 28, DEC 5, 12, 19
Many of the difficulties we experience in our relationships arise due to not accepting others for who they are. We often focus on their faults, thinking they should be other than what they are. In these classes we will learn profound meditations on love as the antidote to these critical minds. Gradually we learn to accept the faults we see in others and to love them unconditionally.
Nan is a member of our Teacher Training Program. She is currently leading noon meditations on Thursdays and teaches a Thursday afternoon class at the Centre. She has been active in the Kadampa community for many years and has taught in the Saturday program since its inception.