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East Greenwich, RI

This meditation class is presented through Zoom.

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1. Pay per class, get Zoom link with needed ID and password
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Thursday Evenings | 6:30–7:30PM
Staying Grounded in Challenging Times

We are facing challenging times. Although we feel uncertainty, fear and frustration with our environment, our body and other’s well being, we can stay grounded through meditation. The great Tibetan master Geshe Chekawa gave clear instructions on how to train the mind by taking adversity and transforming it into a spiritual path. 

Using Geshe Chekawa’s instructions, we will explore deeply the practice of “taking and giving” — motivated by compassion, we will harness the power of our imagination in a beneficial way. Through repeating this meditation and experiencing it from different perspectives, we will deepen our familiarity with it, and learn to stay calm and happy even when life’s circumstances are challenging. 

During this series, we will explore the following:

> Generating and maintaining compassion through meditation 

> Engaging in the profound, healing meditation on “taking” with specific and general sufferings and their causes

> Engaging in the profound, healing meditation on giving pure happiness to others

Mar 19 — Compassion: The Most Precious Treasure
Mar 26 — Empowered vs. Disempowered
Apr 2 — Uprooting Causes of Suffering
Apr 9 — Giving by Means of Love
Apr 16 — Breathing Joy, Breathing Love

This series will be based on the book Universal Compassion by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

$10/class, $5/seniors & students, free to members

How to best experience a class through Zoom

Find a quiet place where you will not be interrupted, by sounds or by others. Turn off your phone. Set up a cushion on the floor or sit in chair that will allow you to sit comfortably with your back straight.

You do not need to be Buddhist to take part and benefit. Everyone is welcome. No previous experience is necessary.

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About the Teacher

Taught by Resident Teacher, Gen Kelsang Chokyi, meditation gives us an opportunity to connect with our inner peace by deepening our understanding and experience of Kadam Dharma. Each class includes a short discussion and two guided meditations. Suitable for all levels of experience. Everyone is welcome.

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