Intro to Meditation and Modern Buddhism
Guided meditations for inner peace, and basic themes of modern Buddhism,
such as karma, past and future lives, samsara and nirvana, enlightenment,
and the true nature of reality.
Live class at our new location!
Part 1: Explanations and guided breathing meditations that calm and focus our mind; several methods to suit everyone.
Part 2: Understanding basic themes of Buddhism, and the way to practice the stages of the path to liberation and enlightenment.
Instruction and guidance with Kadam Carol.
Meditation – What is it?
Meditation is a mind that concentrates on a virtuous object, and is a mental action that is the main cause of mental peace.
Why do we need to practice meditation?
Because we want to be happy and free from problems.
“The only way we can make ourself and others happy all the time is through practicing Buddha’s teachings. This is because happiness depends on a peaceful mind. Developing a peaceful mind depends on practicing meditation. Through practicing Buddha’s teachings we can develop and maintain a peaceful mind all the time, so that we will be happy all the time; regardless of whether our external conditions are good or bad, if we maintain a peaceful mind all the time we will be happy all the time.”
– Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, in Mirror of Dharma with Additions.