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

Meditation Class Series

MINDFULNESS AND MEDITATION

Meditation in Orange County in San Clemente

“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

 

*** VISIT OUR NEW CLASS LOCATION!!  CLASSES BEGIN ON TUESDAY EVENINGS 7:15 PM TO 9:15 PM STARTING JULY 18TH. ***

 

Classes also held Mondays in Santa Ana 7:15 pm to 9:15 pm and Thursdays in Newport Beach and also in
Santa Ana 7:15 pm to 9:15 pm


Classes Begin July 18
July 18Understanding the Meditation Practice and Our Precious Human Life
July 25Impermanence
August 1Karma: Actions and Effects
August 8Understanding Why we Suffer
August 15Equalizing Self and Others
August 22Great Compassion
August 29What is Pure Love - Wishing Love
September 5Wisdom - Buddha's Emptiness Teachings
Fall Series
September 12Fall 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

San Clemente Art Supply
1531 N. El Camino Real
San Clemente, CA  92672


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