Compassion Kadampa Buddhist Center
Compassion Kadampa Buddhist Center is located in Northern Santa Rosa. We offer meditation programs designed so that students find peace of mind, happiness and meaning in their lives - from introductory meditation classes to more in-depth, on going Buddhist study programs. Everyone is welcome regardless of experience level. Check the calendar for our current schedule of classes and pujas (chanted meditations).
STRESS WORKSHOP ~ a SPIRITUAL APPROACH
Saturday, May 30, 2015
11:00a - 2:30p
Stress is your body's way of responding to any kind of demand. It can be caused by both good and bad experiences. If you're alive, you experience stress ~ there is no way to avoid it. Still, stress does not have to be overwhelming. When faced with the demands of life, you have your choice of spiritual techniques that can result in your feeling confident in your ability to handle the situation. Come and learn practical spiritual meditation techniques that make you feel more confident and hopeful within the busyness of life.
You do not have to be a Buddhist or a member of the center to attend classes. Everyone is welcome.
All donations go toward the expenses of the center. There is no paid staff.
Wednesday Night Series
EIGHT STEPS TO HAPPINESS
The Buddhist Way of Loving Kindness
"The mind that cherishes others is the supreme good heart.
Keeping such a good heart will result only in happiness for ourself and all those around us."
Our sense that we are an island, an independent, self-sufficient individual, bears no relation to reality. It is closer to the truth to picture ourself as a cell in the vast body of life ~ distinct yet intimately bound up with all living beings. The idea that it is possible to secure our own welfare while neglecting that of others is completely unrealistic. These classes will reveal practical ways we can use this timeless wisdom to create meaning and lasting happiness in our busy modern lives.
This series is based on "Eight Verses of Training the Mind" by the great Tibetan Bodhisattva Langri Tangpa. It explains how to transform every moment of our life into a step on the path to inner peace, and in particular how to transform all of life’s difficulties into truly liberating experiences.
JANUARY ~ MAY CLASSES AT COMPASSION BUDDHIST CENTER
Jan. 7 Living in the 21st Century
Jan. 14 A Modern Role Model From the 11th Century
Jan. 21 What is Meditation?
Jan. 28 Preparing for Meditation
Feb. 4 Realizing Your Full Potential
Feb. 11 Finding Fault vs Developing Humility
Feb. 18 How to Get Out of My Own Way
Feb. 25 I Love You More
Mar. 4 I Am your Protector
Mar. 11 I Wish You Love
Mar. 18 What Goes Around Comes Around
Mar. 25 Defeating Discouragement With Courage
Apr. 1 Taking & Giving: Patient Compassion & Unconditional Love
Apr. 8 The Precious Mind of Bodhichitta
Apr. 15 How Do Things Actually Exist?
Apr. 22 Who is Living Who Will Die?
Apr. 29 I Think Therefore I Am?
May 6 The Emptiness of Me
May 13 Extreme Emptiness
May 20 The Five Forces: A Daily Practice
May 27 Advice From Atisha's Heart
Classes start promptly at 7:00 pm and end at 8:15. Please arrive 10 minutes early to get settled. Thank you.
Fee: $10 per class. $35 per month
The center runs on tax deductible donations and a volunteer staff. Fees apply to expenses like rent, electricity, and publicity.
436 Larkfield Center,
(on the South side, next to the Vet)
Phone Contact: (707) 477-2264
© 2014 Compassion Kadampa Buddhist Center.
All rights reserved worldwide.
A member of the New Kadampa Tradition
International Kadampa Buddhist Union.