Wednesdays, 7:00 – 8:15pm
Followed by an optional Zoom discussion
Free for Monthly Supporting Members
Livestream video replay will be available for 1 week. Look for the email with a video replay link.
Kadam Lucy James
Kadam Lucy James is internationally renowned for her depth of meditation and teaching experience and her joyful example of applying meditation to her daily life.
Normally we think other people or situations are responsible for our good and bad experiences. Buddha taught that this view is mistaken, and that believing in this mistaken view is the cause of all our suffering and pain. Through correct meditation, we can come to understand where our problems and happiness really come from. Happiness and suffering come from our mind, not from other people or circumstances. It is our mind that creates and appears every aspect of our life. When we recognize this, we’ll appreciate the power of meditation to heal ourselves and others at the very deepest levels.
Topics & Schedule
with Kadam Lucy (unless specified otherwise)
June 2: Peace, Compassion and Human Potential
June 9: Cultivate Love, Happiness & Goodness
June 16: Creating Meaning From Difficulty
June 23- Befriending Uncertainty
June 30: Developing the spirit of optimism
Starting July 4th this class will be available for In person & Online attendance
Now that we are shifting back to actual face-to-face relationships, what better time to see if we can’t improve those relationships? In addition to face-to-face, how about heart-to-heart? For some the pandemic revealed some weaknesses in our love for others, for others it revealed how important others are for our happiness. We could all learn to improve our love for others!
Although we always seek happiness in our close relationships, so many of those relationships wind up burdened with too much of the opposite: Unhappiness. According to Buddha this is because we often confuse desirous attachment for love. Desirous attachment is a deluded, unpeaceful state of mind that sees the other people as our source of happiness, and consequently expects these people to make us happy. But it is a con job. Happiness doesn’t come from other people. It comes from our own mind. Desirous attachment undermines our love for family, friends and others, making those relationships ordinary and setting us up for dissatisfaction and conflict again and again.
In this series, we will learn how to recognize and reduce our desirous attachment and to replace it with an authentic love that actually does reveal pure happiness. We will experience a love less ordinary and discover how all our relationships can become extraordinary – extraordinary and crucial components of an extraordinary life.
Topics & Schedule
with Alex Bonano (unless specified otherwise)
July 7 : Distinguishing Desirous Attachment and Love in All our Relationships
July 14: How to Connect to Another Person’s Heart
July 21: Why Others Matter
July 28: How Training in Love Transforms our Relationships
Due to Covid 19 Pandemic the Center is physically closed. We are offering all our classes livestream.