Tuesday Evening • 7:30-8:45 pm with Resident Teacher Gen Losang ‘Modern Buddhism’
These classes include guided meditations and a practical talk about integrating positive insights into daily life. Each class will begin with a breathing meditation to settle the mind and then a talk exploring the topic of the week. This will be followed by a concluding meditation to help us take the understandings to heart. Seating is on chairs and no special clothing is required.
This training in giving is a special meditation on wishing love that sincerely wishes all living beings to attain real happiness – the pure and everlasting happiness of liberation and enlightenment.
• 11th May: The way things really are
Buddha said that all phenomena are mere appearances to mind, totally dependent on the minds that perceive them. Their ultimate nature is emptiness. How can we understand this, and what does it mean for us?
• 18th May: The emptiness of our body
When we become familiar with meditation on the emptiness of the body, our grasping at our body will be reduced, we will experience far less suffering, anxiety and frustration in relation to our body, our physical tension will diminish and our health will improve.
• 25th May: Mind is the nature of emptiness
By contemplating, ‘All phenomena that appear to my mind are the nature of my mind. My mind is the nature of emptiness,’ we will eventually gain an undefiled wisdom that directly realizes the emptiness of all phenomena.