Finding Balance: Learning to Live & Work Stress Free through Buddhist Meditation
A Continuing Education class at Midlands Tech
with Kelsang Nyema
Wednesdays, September 16 - November 18, 7pm
at Tech's Beltline Campus
Course is $99 total; you must pre-register through Midlands Tech
* It is recommended that you also follow along in the book How to Solve Our Human Problems by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. You may purchase this book at Ganden Center or online at Tharpa.com.
About the Course:
Join American Buddhist nun and Resident Teacher of Ganden Mahayana Buddhist Center, Kelsang Nyema, this fall for a three-part series on reducing and removing stress from our busy daily lives by using Buddha's time-tested teachings and meditations. Each class will include a guided meditation, meditation instruction, a brief talk, and time for discussion. The course will be based on the book How to Solve Our Human Problems, by internationally renowned teacher of Buddhism and meditation, Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Everyone is welcome to attend on all levels of interest; no previous experience in meditation or Buddhism required.
About the Teacher:
Kelsang Nyema is an American Buddhist nun who was ordained by the Kadampa Buddhist scholar and meditation master Geshe Kelsang Gyatso in July 2004. Kelsang Nyema lived, worked, and taught meditation at Rameshori Buddhist Center in Atlanta for about six years before being requested to become the Resident Teacher at Ganden Mahayana Buddhist Center here in Columbia.
Part 1: Understanding the Real Nature of Stress
September 9: What is stress?
September 16: Getting to know our own minds
September 23: No problems inside, no problems outside
September 30: Why we get angry
Part 2: The Antidote to Stress
October 7: What is patience?
October 14: Learning to accept
October 21: Staying peaceful no matter what
October 28: Where is the problem?
Part 3: Improving Our Relationships
November 4: Accepting ourselves, accepting others
November 11: Learning not to retaliate
November 18: The supreme good heart