Walk-in Class on Monday Evenings 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. 8.00-9.30 pm. No charge but donations are welcome.
Six Signs of Progress in Training the Mind
- All Dharma is condensed into one purpose - to subdue our uncontrolled mind
- Hold to the principal of the two witnesses - internal & external signs
- Always rely upon a happy mind alone
- The indication of having trained is reversal
- The sign of having trained is possessing five greatnesses
- One is trained if one is able to do the practice even when distracted
Date: February 2020
Train with the 5 Forces
Dates: 2nd, 9th, 23rd, 30th December 2019
The commitments and precepts of training the mind are the supreme guidelines to integrate Buddha's teachings into our daily lives.
Other people can be difficult to deal with, in spite of our good intentions. How can we maintain a happy mind when others just get more and more unreasonable?
But... is it always others?
The commitments and precepts of training the mind help us to see when we are the problem, and stop us from making a bad situation worse. Instead of just blaming others, which won't get us anywhere anyway, we learn to take responsibility and make the best out of all situations, especially the challenging ones.
Date: 4th, 11th & 18th November 2019
We need to transform whatever circumstances we meet, whether good or bad, into the spiritual path. Those who can do this will never have to experience anxiety or discouragement but will be able to remain calm and peaceful in all situations.
Date: 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th October 2019
Date 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th September 2019
Date: 19th & 26th Aug and 2nd Sept 2019
Having been born as a human being we have immense freedom to accomplish almost anything we want. We can engage in spiritual paths, which alone lead to everlasting happiness, and actualise our full potential.
What does it mean to lead a spiritual life? How do we integrate spiritual practice into our daily life?
Date: 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd July 2019
Precious Human Life June 2019
Using this life to prepare for our death is one of the kindest and wisest things we can do for ourself and others.
Date : 3rd, 17th and 24th June 2019.
May 13th 2019 Turning to Someone Who Knows
The ultimate goal of human life is to attain enlightenment, and this depends on continually receiving the blessings of Buddha through our Spiritual Guide.
May 20th A World Plagued with Pain
Everyone knows manifest suffering and wants to be free from it. Only Buddhists realize pervasive suffering.
May 27th 2019 The Boomerang Effect
If we do not perform an action, we cannot experience its effects.
To become a Buddhist is to take refuge in the Three Jewels - Buddha, Dharma and Sangha. As explained by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, "It signifies a determination to turn away from the endless cycle of confusion and dissatisfaction that has marked our life, and towards a saner, more wholesome way of living." In this four-part course, we will look at the meaning, benefits, and commitments of Buddhist refuge practice and learn how to become a pure Buddhist.
Date: 8th, 22nd and 29th April, 6th May 2019.
In the previous course we learnt how everything is created by mind. Our mind creates our world, our happiness and suffering, and our spiritual path. With this knowledge, we now have the freedom to create something new. In this course we explore how we use our Lamrim meditations to create a new world - the Pure Land of Lamrim.
Date: 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th January 2019.
The meditation on clarity of the mind has many benefits: it pacifies our distractions; sets us up for the experience of emptiness - the way things really are; and one day, leads us into great bliss of our own clear light mind.
The deeper we go into this meditation, the more we understand through our own experience that everything is created by the mind, including the mind itself. We cannot find anything outside of our experience of the world.
Date: 3rd, 17th and 24th Dec 2018
This series will help us develop a structured and effective daily meditation practice that will give us spiritual confidence and direction.
Date: 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 October 2018 / 5, 12, 19 & 26 November 2018
According to Buddha, all our delusions - and therefore all our suffering - arise from self-grasping ignorance, that mistaken view believing that things exist the way they appear.
What is self-grasping? How does it cause delusions and suffering? How can we look beyond appearances?
In this three-week course we will look at Buddha's Perfection of Wisdom teachings, learn how to question what we take for granted, and explore how to look beyond the prison of our mistaken appearance and conceptions.
Date: 13, 20, 27 August 2018
Come join us in the next 4-part series to understand the importants of moral discipline and how to practise it.
A mind controlled by moral discipline is a pure and relaxed mind that simply has no interest in following delusions. Practiced correctly, moral discipline helps us to maintain a pure and peaceful mind in our daily life, and in life after life.
Date: 2, 9, 16 and 23 July 2018
Bodhisattvas engage in the practice of the six perfections of giving, moral discipline, patience, effort, concentration and wisdom.
Come join us in the next 4-part series to understand the perfection of giving and how this practice creates the causes for us to be enlightened. Learn how to give wisely, what to give and how we can create a future with abundant resources with which we can help our self and others make progress in our spiritual path.
Date : 4, 11 and 18 June 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.
Date: 7, 14 & 21 May 2018
A gardener enjoys tending to his garden. In the same way, we tend to the garden of our mind with earnest effort.
Date : 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
Date : 5, 12, 19 and 26 March 2018
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)