THURSDAY NIGHTS | 6:30-8PM
We all wish for happy and peaceful relationships in our lives. However, many of our closest relationships suffer from strife, misunderstanding, and unrealistic expectations. We love each other, and yet we are not always happy together. By understanding the real nature of love and learning practical ways to improve it, we can experience true love in all our relationships.
In this series, you will receive simple and practical advice about how to find meaning and enjoyment in all your relationships. By keeping this timeless advice in our hearts, we will learn to be happy in the company of our partner, family, friends, co-workers, and anyone we might encounter.
Taught by Lloyd Williams, Kadampa Buddhist Teacher, classes are designed for all levels of experience, from beginner to advance. You will gain experience of meditation and go deeper into Buddhist philosophy. Each class includes a brief meditation to start, followed by a short teaching, concluding with a second guided meditation, with time for questions and answers.
Feb 14 - A Web of Kindness
Feb 21 - Others Happiness Matters
Feb 28 - Reflections for Inner Change
Mar 7 - The Preciousness of Living Beings
Mar 14 - POV: Without Faults
Mar 21 - Harnessing Humility
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 Eight Steps to Happiness by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for this series.
Meditations to Heal Our World
Compassion without burnout
It may seem like compassion takes energy from us, and we may feel drained or sad by others suffering. Come explore the joy of compassion understanding that it’s true function is a mind wishing to protect others from suffering.
In this series, we will explore the healing and soothing connection between our compassionate mind with family, friends, co-workers and ultimately all living beings. This compassionate wish to protect others is our Buddha seed which only humans have the ability to generate and maintain purposefully. By engaging our mind of compassion, it gives us energy and the opportunity to heal our world.
Taught by Lloyd Williams, senior Kadampa teacher at AKBC, classes are designed for all levels of experience, from beginner to advance. You will gain experience of meditation and go deeper into Buddhist philosophy. Each class includes a brief meditation to start, followed by a short teaching, concluding with a second guided meditation, with time for questions and answers.
Mar 28 - Connecting with Compassion
Apr 4 - Love + Compassion: A Dynamic Duo
Apr 11 - Compassion is Priceless
Apr 18 - Compassion Heals
Apr 25 - Discovering the Joy of Compassion
May 2 - Giving by Means of Love
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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