General Program in Safety Harbor
with Gen Kelsang Chokyan
Our 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.)
Preventing Difficult Times
Book: Universal Compassion
Term 8: Oct 16 – Nov 17
Everyone’s basic wish is to be happy all the time, yet everyone experiences problems without choice. Normally when we experience problems, we are often at a loss about what to do to solve them, let alone how to prevent them. Buddha taught that whenever we encounter difficult times it is the result of our past negative actions. He kindly provided very practical advice on transforming adverse conditions through actions or the four preparations. You will learn how to accumulate merit or positive mental energy; how to purify past negative actions; how to make offerings to obstructing spirits; and lastly, developing faith and making offerings to Dharma Protectors—those who help us overcome our obstacles and unfavorable conditions to our spiritual practice. Through applying this method, we can learn to solve all our problems permanently.
|Week 1||Preliminary practices|
|Week 2||Preparation of accumulating merit|
|Week 3||Purifying negativities|
|Week 4||Force of destruction|
|Week 5||Dharma protectors|
Classes are $10 each. Become a monthly sponsor and receive the book free, which can be collected at the first class of this series.
201 6th Ave S
Safety Harbor, FL 34695