Make Sundays Meaningful:
Advice for Daily Life
“Joy is called a power because it substances our effort in practicing Dharma.”
Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche
Why Are We Disappointed with Daily Life
While we remain attached to resources and respect, pleasure, a good reputation and praise, our mind is unbalanced and we are inclined to become over-excited when we possess them and dejected when we lose them. We remain unstable, vulnerable and emotionally dependent upon these things. Most of our energy goes into securing them and guarding against their loss. Yet there is no way to hold onto these things and they only bring temporary happiness. In the cycle of impure life, samsara, we never reach a point when we can say, “Now I am completely satisfied; I need nothing more. By applying Buddha’s teachings to our daily life we can learn to keep a contented, peaceful mind in the midst of the ups and downs of life.
July 7 The Trap of Unrealistic Expectations
July 14 The Mirage of Money
July 21 Why Pleasure Seeking Fails
July 28 The Reputation Roller Coaster
August 4 Reducing Our Need for Praise
Everyone is welcome to attend one class or the entire series. You don’t have to be a Buddhist or have any experience to attend.
Each week includes a guided relaxation meditation, a brief talk and if time allows, a concluding meditation.
When is the class?
Sundays from 11:00am to 12:15pm.
Teacher : Annie Templin
Annie is a student teacher training in the Center’s Foundation Program, a systematic study program. Under the guidance and instruction of our Resident Teacher Gen Kelsang Chogden, and by incorporating Kadampa Buddhism into her daily life, she is able to present Buddha’s teachings in ways that are clear and relevant to modern day life.
Where is the class?
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.
Classes are $10 per person. ($5 for seniors 62+/full-time students/unemployed.) Classes are Free for Members.
Monthly memberships are available for $30 and include all weekly Drop-in classes on Sunday and Thursday.
Please inquire at the desk when you register.
Cash, check or credit card is accepted at class, or bring your printed PayPal receipt: