WALK-IN CLASSES

Monday Evenings

Walk-in Class Mondays 8pm-9.30pm  

These weekly general programme classes are open to everyone. They include guided meditations and teachings on the practical application of Buddhist thought in daily life. There's also time for Questions & Answers. There's no need to book, just drop in. 8.00-9.30pm. Suggested donation RM10

 

The Beauty of Patience and the Beast of Anger.  March 5, 12, 19, 26 2018

"Since it is impossible to fulfil all our desires or to stop unwanted things happening to us, we need to find a different way of relating to frustrated desires and unwanted occurrences. We need to learn patience acceptance.

Patience is a mind that is able to accept, fully & happily, whatever occurs. It is much more than just gritting our teeth and putting up with things. Being patient means to welcome wholeheartedly whatever arises, having given up the idea that things should be other than what they are. It is always possible to be patient; there is not situation so bad that it cannot be accepted patiently, with an open, accommodating, and peaceful heart." - from Transform Your Life p319 by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

 


Our way of identifying ourselves is mistaken. We believe that the self that we normally see is our self. However, this self and all the things we normally see do not exist. Due to this ignorance we develop various kinds of mistaken appearance,  and experience various kinds of problems as hallucinations throughout this life, and in life after life, endlessly. 


     

Teachings based on the book, HOW TO TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE. 

Our happiness is as fragile as a water bubble. Impermanence spares nothing and no one; in samsara all our dreams are broken in the end. In this impure life we will never experience pure happiness unless we engage in pure spiritual practice. 

Through meditating on taking the sufferings of all living beings, we will develop a mind that is as strong and stable as a blacksmith's anvil, which does not break however hard it is struck. We need a strong and stable mind, one that is undisturbed by any hardship that life throws at us. 

While it is not habitual for us to do, putting ourselves in the other person's shoes actually brings us the peace of mind that we all wish for. 

There are people who have succeeded in completely abandoning their self-cherishing and who now cherish only others. As a result, all their problems have disappeared and their minds are always filled with joy. I guarantee that the less you cherish yourself and the more you cherish others the happier you will become. - Ven. Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

Our ordinary view is that we are the centre of the universe and that other people and things derive their significance principally from the way in which they affect us. This self-centred view of the world does not correspond to reality. It is precisely because we think 'I am important, I need this, I deserve that' that we engage in negative actions, which result in an endless stream of problems for ourself  & others. By practising these instructions, we develop a realistic view of the world, based on an understanding of the equality and interdependence of all living beings. Once we view each and every living being as important we will naturally develop good intentions towards them.

How Karma is Like Astrology

 If you want to know your past, look at your current experiences;

 If you want to know your future, look at your current actions.

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Suggested donation : RM 10 per class (free for FP students)