Thursday Evenings (7:15 pm - 9:15 pm)

Meditation Class Series

MEDITATION ~ THE JOY OF CONTENTMENT

General Program

Winter Series

Inspiring Solutions for Difficult Times

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Classes also held Mondays in Santa Ana 7:15 pm to 9:15 pm, Tuesdays in Costa Mesa 7:00 pm to 8:15 pm, Tuesdays in San Clemente 7:15 pm to 9:15 pm and Thursdays in Santa Ana 7:15 pm to 9:15 pm

 


January 18The Preliminary Practices of Training the Mind
January 25Meditating on Equalizing Self and Others
February 1Gather All Blame into One
February 8Meditate on the Great Kindness of All
February 15Homage to Great Compassion - Taking from Your Own Side

“The real source of happiness is inner peace. If our mind is peaceful, we will be happy all the time, regardless of external conditions, but if it is disturbed or troubled in any way, we will never be happy, no matter how good our external conditions may be. External conditions can only make us happy if our mind is peaceful. We can understand this through our own experience. For instance, even if we are in the most beautiful surroundings and have everything we need, the moment we get angry any happiness we may have disappears. This is because anger has destroyed our inner peace.” ~ Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche


General Program Format

Each class is two hours long and is broken down into several sections. We start with an introduction to the topic to be covered. We then still our minds with a guided 10 minute breathing meditation. It is followed by a 50 minute commentary on the actual meditation practice, then 15 minute guided meditation on the topic that was covered, a 15 minute intra-class discussion and closing with 15 minutes for questions and answers. Each class is self-contained and can be enjoyed on a drop-in basis.  No registration is required. $12 per class, no one is turned away.

Each class is two hours long and broken down into several sections. We begin with an introduction on the topic to be covered. Then we still our minds with a guided 10 minute breathing meditation. This is followed by a 50 minute commentary on the actual meditation practice, then 15 minute guided meditation on the topic, a 15 minute intra-class discussion follows and then we close with 15 minutes for questions and answers.

These classes are suitable for both beginners and more advanced practitioners. Each class is self-contained and can be enjoyed on a drop-in basis. No special clothing is required and chairs are provided. No pre-registration is necessary. Click here for Winter Series details.

Teachers from

Mahamudra Kadampa Buddhist Center

Time

7:15 pm to 9:15 pm

Location

ET Chiropractic
4341 Birch Street, Suite 100
Newport Beach, CA 92660
949 350-3312

(just southeast of the 55 freeway & John Wayne Airport, between the 405 & 73 freeways, off MacArthur Blvd)


Beautiful Quote from Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

“When things go wrong in our life and we encounter difficult situations, we tend to regard the situation itself as our problem, but in reality whatever problems we experience come from the mind. If we were to respond to difficult situations with a positive or peaceful mind, they would not be problems for us; indeed, we may even come to regard them as challenges or opportunities for growth and development. Problems arise only if we respond to difficulties with a negative state of mind. Therefore, if we want to be happy all the time and free from problems, we must develop and maintain a peaceful mind. Sufferings, problems, worries, unhappiness and pain all exist within our mind; they are all unpleasant feelings, which are part of the mind. Through controlling and purifying our mind we can stop them once and for all.”

How to Transform Your Life, pp. 10-11