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$12 per class (Students/Seniors: $6 & KMC Members: Free) These classes are a great introduction to meditation and Modern Buddhism. Classes include guided meditation, a talk on Buddhist ideas for daily life, and discussion. The topic for this weekly series is AWAKENING THE HEART - Meditations for a Good Heart and a Happy Life. You are welcome to drop in to any or all of these classes. March 27 – An Open Heart in a Challenging World April 3 – Universal Family April 10 – What is Love? April 17 – The Equality of Self and Other Classes are suitable for everyone, no experience needed. Enjoy talks, guided meditations and discussion, with Western Buddhist nun Gen Norden. Gen Norden is a Buddhist nun and the Resident Teacher for Kadampa Meditation Center Austin and Houston. She has been teaching Buddhism and meditation for over 25 years.
There are so many uncertainties in our daily life and we can often get caught up on what has happened or what could happen and become worried and unhappy. At this talk Gen Rigpa will give an insight into how modern Buddhism can help us to begin to recognize the underlying causes of our worry and show us methods to begin to let go and develop more beneficial attitudes. Gen Kelsang Rigpa is an American Buddhist monk and close disciple of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche. He has received lineage blessings and oral transmissions directly from him. Gen Rigpa is the Western US National Spiritual Director for Kadampa Buddhism and the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Center Hollywood in California. Gen Rigpa’s heartfelt and practical teachings are presented with warmth and humor, making them accessible to everyone. He shows the joy of living a spiritual life and is an inspiring example of Buddhism in action. $10 earlybird, $15 after March 22. Space is limited. Pre-registration required. Register here: https://informal.utexas.edu/classes/stop-worrying-start-living
Death & Dying: A Buddhist Perspective Special Event with Visiting Teacher Gen Kelsang Rigpa We are delighted to offer two events focused death and dying from a Buddhist perspective. The morning event will focus on Buddhist psychology and philosophy about death and dying as well as practical tips that integrate easily into modern life. The afternoon session will focus on more traditional Buddhist ritual practices performed for those who have died. Come to one or both events, everyone welcome! Based on the book Living Meaningfully, Dying Joyfully by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche. DEATH AND DYING 10:30am-12:00pm We are alive, therefore we will die. This is the simplest, most obvious truth of our existence, yet very few of us have really come to terms with this fact. Buddha gave extensive teachings on the death process, and on how to use an awareness of our death to live a more full and meaningful life. $15 ($10 in advance) POWA TEACHINGS AND PRACTICE 1:15-3pm The practice of Powa is a method whereby we can transfer the consciousness of those who have recently died, or our own consciousness, to a pure land. Powa practice explains clearly how we can face our own death, and how we can help those who are dying. This is one of the kindest things we can do for ourself and for others. $20 ($15 in advance) $35 for the day ($30 in advance) 50% off for members. Gen Kelsang Rigpa is an American Buddhist monk and close disciple of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche. He has received lineage blessings and oral transmissions directly from him. Gen Rigpa is the Western US National Spiritual Director for Kadampa Buddhism and the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Center Hollywood in California. Gen Rigpa’s heartfelt and practical teachings are presented with warmth and humor, making them accessible to everyone. He shows the joy of living a spiritual life and is an inspiring example of Buddhism in action. Get more information at https://www.meditationinaustin.org.
Weekly Drop-in Classes on Sundays http://www.meditationinaustin.org/sunday-mornings/ “Advice for a Happy Life” Buddhist Meditation Class Sunday 10:30am – 12pm Join us for a talk based on Buddha’s teachings and beautiful meditations for world peace. In this class we learn solutions to problems in daily life, develop genuine optimism, and increase our happiness. with Resident Teacher, Gen Kelsang Norden $12 per class / half-price for seniors & students / FREE to KMC ATX members. Our weekly drop-in meditation classes are open to everyone. The class format is a simple teacher guided meditation with some explanation of Buddhist views in a friendly and easy to understand style. The meditations are guided and are suitable for all individuals whatever their level of interest, from those who seek simple relaxation to those who wish to find lasting inner peace and contentment. You do not need to be a Buddhist to attend the classes, or to benefit from the techniques taught. Everyone is welcome !