About the Teacher

Thursday nights is taught by Lloyd Williams, Senior 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.

Difficult Conversations
THU | 6:30-8PM

Jul 2 —What Creates a Difficult Conversation?
Jul 9 — Overcoming the Fear of Being Rejected
Jul 16 — The Power to Pacify and Inspire
Jul 23 — Fierce Compassion

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Difficult Conversations

When faced with having to have difficult conversations we may try avoiding them, or we may repress our true feelings, or we may lash out in anger, or all of the above! Ultimately, none of these approaches will lead to happiness. Buddha emphasized the need for skillful and beneficial actions in all circumstances, and in particular he taught four special approaches to dealing with difficulties.

Known as the four “siddhis”, or attainments, these four types of enlightened action will empower us with the energy and skill we need to deal with conflict and confrontation. They will allow us to navigate even the most challenging situations calmly and wisely, and they will allow us to speak with clarity and compassion.   

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

Any technical difficulties, please email outreach@meditationinrhodeisland.org

Adult—$10 | Student & Senior—$5

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Please register for this event at least 15 minutes prior to the start of class in order to receive access. These classes are meant for people living in Rhode Island and branch locations in Massachusetts. For technical difficulties, please email us at: outreach@meditationinrhodeisland.org