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. No charge but donations are welcome.
Date: 7, 14 & 21 May 2018
With concentration we can do anything with ease and efficiency. In these classes, we learn why concentration is essential for our spiritual life, how it makes our life peaceful, and how to improve the power of our concentration.
A gardener enjoys tending to his garden. In the same way, we tend to the garden of our mind with earnest effort.
Mondays April 9,16, 23 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
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.
Suggested donation : RM 10 per class (free for FP students)