General Program Class

Wednesdays, 7:00 - 8:30pm

with Joseph Giacona

Offered online (for local members only) and in-person (for everyone)

Change Your Perspective

Entering the Path to Lasting Happiness - Part One

The next meditation in our journey through the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment is the meditation on renunciation. What is it we are renouncing? Not our family, friends, enjoyments, etc. Rather, we are learning to renounce the painful deluded minds of ignorance, uncontrolled desire, anger, etc which are the actual sources of all the suffering we experience in our lives.

The first step toward attaining authentic lasting happiness is to develop the actual wish to do so, which means we need to discover how our current deluded approach to life keeps binding us ever more tightly to suffering. It is this profound and revolutionary recognition – renunciation – that will ignite within us the powerful wisdom-based desire to seek out real happiness.

In this first part of the series, Joseph will guide us into how to develop this liberating and happiness inducing wish. In the second part, we will explore practical ways of transforming the painful delusions in our mind.

March 13: Understanding Real Freedom
March 20: The Key to Transforming Suffering into the Path to Happiness
March 27: Developing Wise Desire
April 3: The Meditation on Entering the Path to Liberation
April 10: Uncovering the Delusions, the Inner Source of Suffering

Joseph Giacona
Joseph Giacona


Our General Program classes include Dharma teachings along with guided meditations
These classes are suitable for both beginners and more advanced meditation practitioners
General meditation classes are given as a series, but can also be taken individually
No special clothing is required
For those attending in person, chairs and cushions are supplied
Everyone welcome!