What happens in a class?
After a brief introduction of the class topic, the teacher will guide a meditation to help relax the mind and to let go of distraction. Next, the teacher will share practical advice on some aspect of Buddhist meditation and practice.
The session usually ends with another guided meditation, designed to help us take the teaching to heart in such a way that we can bring our experience into our daily life.
Note: Although classes are presented as a series, each class is self-contained and great benefit can be gained from dropping in at any point in the series.
Having learned some methods for improving our mind, we can continue to practice these meditations, applying the determinations and special insights gained to our daily life. By practicing in this way, we will experience our mind gradually becoming more peaceful, our problems diminishing and our relationships improving.
As all General Program classes are based on Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s books, teachers will often reference a particular section of these books. If you are interested in following up with these texts, most are available at tharpa.com/us/.
In order to support the Center financially, class fees are still being charged upon registration. That said, we understand that many are experiencing financial hardship at this time. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Please contact Melissa Isabelle at firstname.lastname@example.org or 860.883.5675 if you need to make payment arrangements.
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