Kick your week off with a happy half-hour!
Set the right tone for your evening and your week with a half hour of guided meditation. By spending time in meditation, you will learn how to access the natural peace and power that exist within your mind, which will give you real confidence and joy in daily activities.
The Middle Wellness Center
546 Main St, Grand Junction, CO 81501
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Welcome to meditation classes in Grand Junction! We offer clear instructions and guided meditations that anyone can do. See below for monthly topics.
EVERYONE IS WELCOME!
We welcome all new attendees regardless of religious affiliation, race, ethnicity, sexuality, gender identity, or socio-economic status.
The key to harmonious and meaningful relationships comes in understanding the deeper purpose of our relationships. Often we look to our interplay with family and friends to supply us with love and happiness. However, from the spiritual perspective we understand that happiness comes from the peaceful and positive minds of love, compassion, kindness, patience, generosity and so on. It is precisely in our relationships – both the joyful and the more challenging ones – that we are afforded the opportunity to train in these happiness-creating minds.
In this class we will look at the profound set of practices known as ‘training the mind’, designed by Buddha to enable us to transform all of our relationships into wonderful opportunities for making great spiritual progress. Applying this training will enable us to develop harmonious and meaningful relationships; first of all, with ourself, then with our family and friends, and eventually everyone!
In situations of conflict, we tend to become upset easily. We even think anger will help us ‘win our battles’, and we rely on it as if it were our trusted friend. The mind of anger, however, leaves a trail of broken relationships, lost opportunities, and painful feelings in its wake. There’s a reason for this.
During this talk we will explore Buddha’s illuminating and practical teachings on how to let go of anger. Putting these explanations into practice will enable us to transform the energy of anger into a centered, skillful and creative response that opens us up to resolutions and new possibilities.
Many people think ‘I am an insecure person’ and everybody feels insecure from time to time. This insecurity undermines our happiness, our ability to be effective, and prevents us from being the confident, relaxed and beneficial person we all long to be.
Although we may have the habit of identifying ourself as insecure, no one is actually insecure by nature. In this special class we will explain how we can begin to connect to the underlying happiness and confidence that is our actual nature, and she will guide a meditation taking us into the experience of this peaceful and relaxed mind. It is this experience that will enable us to begin to let go of our mistaken insecurity and eventually be free of it altogether.
Many people have some familiarity with the basic concept of "karma", but how can we use this knowledge to change our life and find deep and lasting happiness?
Through learning about the laws of karma and applying this knowledge in our daily life, we can transform all of our actions and choices into the path of happiness and good fortune. Join us for a thought-provoking series on this fundamental principle that shapes the Buddhist worldview. Everyone is welcome!
Amber has been practicing Kadampa Buddhist meditation since 2005, and taught classes along the front range before moving to Grand Junction. Her teachings are imbued with clarity and encouraging warmth. She draws on her experiences as a mother, wife, and professional to share how Buddha's teachings can bring joy to all aspects of life.