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

Meditation Class Series

MINDFULNESS AND MEDITATION

Newport Beach Meditation

“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.”  From the text How to Transform Your Life.

General Program

Summer Series

CLASSES ON-GOING

 

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


Summer Series
June 22Understanding the Meditation Practice and Our Precious Human Life
June 29Impermanence
July 6Reincarnation and Turning Towards Buddha
July 13Karma: Actions and Effects
July 20Developing Renunciation
July 27Equanimity
August 3Remembering the Kindness of All Mother Living Beings
August 10Equalizing Self and Others
August 17Great Compassion
August 24Wishing Love
August 31Tranquil Abiding
September 7Wisdom - Buddha's Emptiness Teachings
Fall Series
September 14Fall Series Classes Begin

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. Click here for Summer Series details.  No registration is required. $12 per class, no one is turned away.


Teachers from

Mahamudra Kadampa Buddhist Center

Time

7:15 pm to 9:15 pm

Location

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

Note: Please Enter through Suite 100, ET Chiropractic

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


Beautiful Quote from Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

“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
Geshe Kelsang Gyatso