and Modern Buddhism
with Buddhist nun Kelsang Kalden
Meditating on the Stages of the Inner Path of Genuine Transformation
In this series of classes we will explore this ancient wisdom that completely accords with modern daily life. As he teaches in this book, Buddhist “Meditation is a mind that is single -pointedly focused on a virtuous object and whose function is to make the mind peaceful and calm”. So meditation is about relaxation yet more importantly it is about transformation.
In this series we will explore and meditate on the threefold divisions of meditation on the inner path. These meditations encompass the three principal scopes of practice based on motivation for making life fully meaningful and lead to bringing about a greater and greater level of insight and inner transformation.
These instructions are scientific methods to improve our human nature. In our outer world of political, economical, educational , and environmental crisis we need some inner protection. Everybody needs to be good natured with a good heart, because in this way we can solve our own problems as well as those of others, and make our life meaningful.
Every living being has the same basic wish – to be happy and avoid suffering. Even new born babies, animals and insects have this wish. It has been our main wish since beginningless time and it is with us all the time, even during our sleep. We spend our whole life working hard to fulfill this wish. If we check deeply we know this is true. Yet, we have not fully accomplished this. If we learn to use our human life to accomplish inner protection, inner peace and true happiness, regardless of external conditions we can make our human life immensely meaningful and begin to actualize our full potential and be able to help others do the same. What could be more meaningful?
Join us to explore this profound and relevant wisdom.
Everyone is welcome to one class or the entire series.
You don’t have to be a Buddhist or have any experience to attend.
Each week includes guided meditation, talk, discussion & questions.
Keajra Kadampa Buddhist Center of Hampton Roads is a center of Modern Buddhism and Meditation. We are a non-profit organization and a member of the New Kadampa Tradition, an International Kadampa Buddhist Union.
When is the class?
Wednesday afternoon 1:30-2:30pm
Kelsang Kalden is an American Buddhist nun and the Resident Teacher of Keajra Kadampa Buddhist Center. She has been studying and practicing Kadampa Buddhism under the guidance and direction of renowned teacher Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, the founder of the New Kadampa Tradition, for many years. She is known for her loving kindness, sincere dedication to serving others, and for her boundless energy and good humor.
Where is the class?
Keajra Kadampa Buddhist Center
What is the cost?
Classes are $10 per person. ($5 for seniors 62+/full-time students/unemployed.) Classes are free for members. Monthly memberships are available for $30. Cash, check or credit card is accepted at class.