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

How to Meditate

Book: The New Meditation Handbook
Term 4: Jun 19 – Jul 21

This series of classes is a practical guide to developing a daily meditation practice. It teaches us how to make ourselves and others happy by developing inner peace, and in this way making our lives more meaningful. Without inner peace there is no real happiness at all. Problems, suffering and unhappiness do not exist outside the mind; they are feelings and thus part of our mind. Therefore, it is only by controlling our mind that we can permanently stop our problems and make ourselves and others truly happy.

Weekly Topics

Week 1 Introduction and What is Meditation
Week 2 Benefits of Meditation and How to Begin
Week 3 How to Meditate
Week 4 Meditation on our Precious Human Life
Week 5 Meditation on Death

Cost

Classes are $10 each. 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