Taught by Lloyd Williams, Kadampa Buddhist Teacher, 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 for seniors and student, free to members | $35 unlimited membership

 

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

THURSDAYS | 6:30-8PM

Meditations to Transform the Year

In this new year, we are planning how to be happy. Lose some weight, learn a new language or just get organized! We tend to think if we get everything aligned: the right house, the right job, the right partner, we will be truly happy. However, we all know from experience that good external conditions give us only temporary happiness and most of the time leaves us discontent or unhappy.

So, how can we really be happy? By gaining experience through meditation that happiness is a state of mind. Understanding within our own experiences that  the real source of happiness lies within the mind and not in external conditions.

In this series, explore meditations that teach us how to create positive habits of mind and develop mental tools that empower us to be constructive in every situation.

Jan 3 -  Precious Human Life
Jan 10 - What if I Were to Die Today
Jan 17 - Protection from Suffering
Jan 24 - Creating a Positive Life
Jan 31 - Breaking Negative Habits
Feb 7 - Balancing Our Mind & Life

Although it is beneficial to attend the entire series, you may drop in at any time. No experience necessary. Everyone welcome! We will be using the book Modern Buddhism by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for this series.

What to Expect at a Class

Our Thursday evening introductory meditation class begins with a guided meditation, followed by a talk on a certain topic (listed above), and ends with another guided meditation. Class is followed by refreshments and time to chat with the teacher and other students. No previous experience is necessary.

If you have been coming to classes and would like to deepen your knowledge and experience of Buddhism, please explore information about Foundation Program (FP) in Worcester on Sundays from 4-6pm. If you have questions or would like to participate, please email info@meditationinrhodeisland.org