General Program in Safety Harbor

Thursdays 7-8:30pm

with Gen Kelsang Chokyan

Meditation ClassOur Thursday evening classes teach basic meditation and the practice of Kadampa Buddhism. The purpose of these classes is to help people to gain personal experience of inner peace, to overcome their daily problems, and to find real happiness in their hearts.

Our classes consist of guided meditations, a talk and discussion. The classes are suitable for everyone from beginners to experienced meditators. Each class is self contained, though you are welcome to attend the whole course. They provide an ideal introduction to meditation and Buddhism, teaching effective and practical methods for overcoming problems and increasing happiness in daily life. (Check current calendar to confirm dates.)

Kelsang Chokyan

Current Series

Overcoming Fear and Anxiety

Book: The New Transform Your Life
Term 2: Feb 6 – Mar 17 (6 Weeks)

Our basic wish in life is to be happy all the time, but how do we accomplish this? Buddha explained that the real source of happiness is inner peace. If we can learn to maintain a peaceful mind all the time then we will be happy all the time. The reason why we find it so hard to be happy all the time is that delusions, such as fear and anxiety, are always causing us to see the world in an exaggerated negative way. By contemplating and meditating on ultimate truth, or emptiness, we can learn to see through the illusions of our mind. Then we will understand things as they really are and, not only will we be happy all the time, but we can become a source of happiness for others. Then we will have accomplished the true meaning of our life. In this series we will learn how to meditate on emptiness and develop deep inner peace.

Weekly Topics

Week 1 The Source of Happiness and Suffering
Week 2 Attachment and Fear
Week 3 Cultivating a Balanced Mind
Week 4 Faith and Motivation
Week 5 Love, Courage and Confidence
Week 6 The Ultimate Nature of All Phenomena

Cost

Classes are $10 each. Register for the whole series or become a member and receive the book free, which can be collected at the first class of this series.

Location

KMC Tampa Bay (formerly Parbawatiya)
201 6th Ave S
Safety Harbor, FL 34695