Taught by Gen Kelsang Chokyi, Buddhist nun and Resident Teacher at AKBC, the Wednesday night meditation 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
339 Ives Street at Waterman Street | Providence • 02906 | 401.400.1657
Anger is not fun. It ruins a good day, a good relationship, a good life! The reason we get angry is that we allow our mind to remain on an object that is likely to stimulate anger. If we catch our mind as soon as it starts to focus on such an object it is quite easy to prevent anger from arising and to channel our thoughts in a more constructive direction.
We each have a tremendous potential for peace, joy and positivity in our mind, but anger, irritation and frustration can rob us of our happiness and mental well-being. During this course we will explore practical solutions to the problem of anger, deconstructing its causes and learning how to transform this painful habit of mind through training in meditation and Buddhist psychology.
Teachings will be based on the books: How to Solve Your Human Life, How to Understand the Mind and The Bodhisattva's Way of Life written by the fully accomplished meditation master Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche
Sep 5 The Psychology of Blaming: Anger in Relationships
Sep 12 Why We Get Angry at Ourself and Others
Sep 19 The Art of Acceptance: Responding Constructively
Sep 26 Expectations and Anger
Oct 3 Transforming Painful Feelings
Oct 10 Everything Depends Upon Other Things
Oct 17 Anger Hurts, Compassion Heals
This meditation class is a practical guide for developing and maintaining a light and positive state of mind, showing how to recognize and abandon thoughts and intentions that harm us, and to replace them with meaningful and beneficial ones. The inspiring discovery we make from the exploring and discovering how our mind works is that we can heal our mental pain and attain a lasting state of joy and peace regardless of how things are going in our life.
Oct 24 Knowing Your Own Mind: The Key to Happiness
Oct 31 Understanding Emotions: Why Do I Feel this Way?
Nov 7 Making Good Choices: Constructive Views and Attitudes
Nov 14 The Power of Intention: Creating Our Present and Future
Nov 21 Learning to Pay Attention: Investing Our Thoughts Wisely
Nov 28 Being In the Moment: Practicing Mindfulness in Daily Life
Dec 5 Focusing the Mind: Training in Concentration
Dec 12 The Psychology of Motivation: Believing in Virtue
Dec 19 How to Live a Meaningful Life: Enjoying the Spiritual Path