General Program Class
Wednesdays, 7:00 - 8:30pm
with Joseph Giacona
Change your Perception
An Experiential Journey Through the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment
Because “our world” is really only our personal experience of what we perceive and how we perceive it, Buddha has explained that if we change our mind we change our world. Our experience of the world depends on our state of mind.
At the heart of the Kadampa Buddhist tradition lies a unique arrangement of the key practices and insights of the Buddhist path that will lead us to this crucial shift in awareness and understanding. These meditations, arranged in the order in which they are to be realized, are known as the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment, or Lam Rim.
In this series we will journey through these 15 meditations, taking our time to gain a deep experience of each one. We will discover how every one of these meditations produces a profound change in our perception, transforming our experience of the world in the most profound and wonderful way, allowing us to experience our life as full of possibility and joy.
Course 2 – What Matters Most: How the Meditation on Death Empowers our Life
Why would anyone want to meditate on death? Isn’t that depressing? Not according to Buddha. Since death is the one thing we know for sure is going to happen to us, not to consider it when we are thinking about how to make the most of our lives makes no sense. It is in the full awareness of our own mortality that we naturally prioritize what matters most. In this sense, the meditation on death is profoundly life-affirming! It is the most spiritually motivating of all the meditations, making us want to take full advantage of every single moment of our precious human life.
In this series, through talks and guided meditations, Joseph will take us on a journey into the profound implications of this special meditation that has been empowering spiritual practitioners for centuries.
October 25: The Freedom of Being a Traveler
November 1: What Happens When We Die
November 8: What Matters Most
November 15: Seize the Day
November 22: NO CLASS
November 29: Living Fully In the Moment
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