Monday evenings, 7:00–8:15 pm
Suggested donation $7–13
No experience necessary.
Each class begins with a guided meditation, followed by a talk on a certain topic, and ends with another guided meditation. These classes will utilize books such as and by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, available as free ebooks.
Feb–Mar 2020: What to Do About Suffering
Drawn from the inspiring new book The Mirror of Dharma with Additions, these classes will explore essential insights from the classic poem “The Three Principal Aspects of the Path” by Je Tsongkhapa. Through practicing these special meditations we can recognize, reduce, and eventually completely overcome the causes of suffering in our own hearts and help others to do the same.
Feb 3rd: The Source of Pure Happiness
Feb 10th: Longing for Liberation
Feb 17th: The Four Powerful Rivers
Feb 24th: Releasing the Chains of Karma
Mar 2nd: The Iron Net
Mar 9th: The Thick Darkness
Mar 16th: The Three Sufferings
Mar 23rd: The Ultimate Path
Mar 30th: Appearance and Emptiness
Taught by Matthew Stein, a senior student of Menlha Center who has been practicing Buddhism for a number of years. An experienced meditator, he has engaged in many meditation retreats. Matt presents these thoughtful teachings in a very practical and light-hearted manner.