Taught by Jason Valcourt, senior Buddhist Teacher at AKBC, the Tuesday night class gives us medicine for the mind. This meditation class series explores how to solve your human problems. Each class includes a short discussion and two guided meditations. Everyone is welcome.
$8 • $5/seniors & students/ free to members | $35 unlimited membership
339 Ives Street at Waterman Street | Providence • 02906 | 401.400.1657
Jan 2 - 30 | 5 part series
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.
Jan 2 - Developing and Maintaining Peace of Mind
Jan 9 - Making Our Life Meaningful
Jan 16 - Awakening our Heart
Jan 23 - Letting Go of Limiting Self & Appearances
Jan 30 - Exploring Our Pure Potential