Modern Buddhism

Monday Study Class 7-9pm

This class is open to everyone who wishes to deepen their practice and experience of Modern Kadampa Buddhism. Through in-depth study and practise, it helps us close the gap between the inspiring teachings we hear at the Centre and practising them in our daily life. We learn how to integrate all the meditation practises and wisdom advice from Buddha into our normal daily life. In this way we gradually find a deep inner peace and happiness in our lives.

Monday Study Class offers a structured approach to learning Buddhist meditation through the study of the book Modern Buddhism and classes consist of Prayers for Meditation,  guided meditations, teachings and discussion.

Fees

You can register as a Study Program Member or pay $18/class and pay with cash or credit card, or purchase a series pass card at the centre or register for the whole series.

7-Week Series: Jan 6 – Feb 24

Jan 6 What causes suffering?
The main cause of our suffering is our deluded minds, especially our self-grasping. If we abandon our self-grasping permanently, all our suffering and problems of this life and of countless future lives will cease permanently. How can we do this?
Chapter: What We Should Abandon

Jan 13 What is a true spiritual path?
A spiritual path is an inner path, or spiritual realization, that leads us to the pure happiness of liberation and enlightenment. How do we train in such paths?
Chapter: What We Should Practise

Jan 20 Permanent freedom from suffering is possible
Buddha said we should not be satisfied with merely temporary freedom from particular sufferings but apply great effort to attaining permanent freedom from all suffering. Only by following a correct spiritual path can we accomplish this freedom.
Chapter: What We Should Attain

Jan 27 Developing affectionate love for all living beings
Buddha taught how to develop and maintain a warm heart and a feeling of being close to all living beings without exception. This affectionate love makes our mind pure and balanced, and prepares the foundation for generating cherishing love for all living beings.
Chapter: Training in Affectionate Love

Feb 3 Equalizing self and others
When we train in equalizing self and others we are learning to believe that the happiness and freedom of ourself and all other living beings are equally important. Learning to cherish others is the best solution to our daily problems, and is the source of all our future happiness and good fortune.
Chapter: Training in Cherishing Love

Feb 10 Exchanging self with others
This profound practice enables us to change our perspective at a very deep level so that eventually we spontaneously believe that the happiness and freedom of each and every other living being are far more important than our own.
Chapter: Training in Cherishing Love

Feb 17 – Family Day – No Class

Feb 24 Wishing the very best for everyone
By training in wishing love we will genuinely wish for all living beings to attain the pure and everlasting happiness of enlightenment and make a strong determination to work for this aim.
Chapter: Training in Wishing Love

Cost: $20/class or $140/7-week series or free for Members
Drop-in and pay with cash or credit card or register for the whole series online. Free for members

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Edmonton AB  T6C 3J1

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