General Program Class

Wednesdays, 7:00 - 8:30pm

with Joseph Giacona

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

How to Free Yourself from All Unhappiness

What’s Keeping us Trapped?

The middle section of the Lamrim meditations (the Stages of the Path) consists of four meditations, one for each of Buddha’s very first teaching, known as the Four Noble Truths. Having meditated extensively on the first Noble Truth in the previous series we now proceed with the remaining three, spending a few weeks on each. First we will spend some time clearly identifying the actual origin of suffering within our own mind – the root delusion of ignorance – also known as self-grasping. Then we will contemplate the actual methods – known as the Three Higher Trainings – for removing that root cause from our mind. Finally we will explore the experience of freedom and happiness that will arise from this.

Together, these meditations and practices will help us to develop a clear understanding of how to liberate ourself and others from our ongoing experience of problems and suffering. Taking this to heart will lead to a powerful yearning to accomplish something extraordinary with this life, something we are all capable of doing … existing in a state of lasting freedom and happiness! Everyone welcome.

What’s Keeping us Trapped?
April 17: Uncovering the Root of Unhappiness in our Mind
April 24: How to Attain Emotional Freedom

Walking the Path to Freedom (the Three Higher Trainings)
May 1: Developing Wisdom
May 8: The Power of Concentration
May 15: How to Be Free

The Vision We all Need
May 22: Temporary Happiness is Not Enough
May 29: A Vision of Real Freedom and Happiness

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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!