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Taught by Kelsang Chokyi, Buddhist nun and Resident Teacher at AKBC, the Thursday night meditation class meets at Worcester, MA every two weeks. This class gives us an opportunity to go deeper into Buddhist philosophy and meditation experience. Each class includes a short discussion and two guided meditations. Everyone is welcome.

$10 • $5/seniors & students/free to members | $35 unlimited membership

Friends House, 901 Pleasant Street | Worcester • 01602 | 401.400.1657

Dates at Worcester | Mar 23, Apr 6, May 4 & 18, Jun 1 & 15

The real source of happiness is inner peace. If our mind is peaceful, we will be happy all the time, regardless of external conditions, but if it is disturbed or troubled in any way, we will never be happy, no matter how good our external conditions may be. External conditions can only make us happy if our mind is peaceful. We can understand this through our own experience.

For instance, even if we are in the most beautiful surroundings and have everything we need, the moment we get angry any happiness we may have disappears. This is because anger has destroyed our inner peace.

We can see from this that if we want true, lasting happiness we need to develop and maintain a special experience of inner peace. The only way to do this is to train our mind through spiritual practice — gradually reducing and eliminating our negative, disturbed states of mind and replacing them with positive, peaceful states.

Come explore this 6-part series, and drop-in anytime. All levels of meditation experience are welcome.

Mar 23 - Inner Peace, Our Real Happiness
Apr 6 - Developing and Maintaining Peace of Mind
Apr 20 - no class - preparing for US Festival
May 4 - Engaging in Life
May 18 - Awakening our Heart
June 1 - Letting Go of Limiting Appearances
June 15 - Exploring Our Pure Potential