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Description We want to be happy all the time, even during sleep. How can we do this? We can do this through training in meditation because meditation makes our mind peaceful, and when our mind is peaceful we are happy all the time, even if our external conditions are poor. On the other hand, when our mind is not peaceful we are not happy, even if our external conditions are excellent. We can understand this through our own experience. Since the actual method to make our mind peaceful is training in meditation, we should apply effort to training in meditation. Both beginners and experienced meditators can benefit from learning these practical meditations for a happy and meaningful life. Everyone is welcome. Topics November 10 – A Most Meaningful Connection with Frances McLeod November 17 – Special event: Freedom from Painful Feelings with Kelsang Jangchen November 24 – no class, enjoy Thanksgiving! December 1 – Remembering the Kindness of Living Beings with Phyllis Young December 8 – Special event: Isle of Palms retreat, click for more info ABOUT THE CLASS These classes are perfect for beginners or for those wishing to deepen their meditation practice. Each class includes a relaxing guided meditation and talk on how to maintain a peaceful mind. Classes self contained and are on a drop in basis, so there is no need to pre-register or attend the entire series. Chairs are provided and no special clothing is required, wear whatever is comfortable for you. FREE PARKING Free parking is available for meditation class attendees at The Cumberland Street Parking Garage. Enter from Cumberland between Meeting and Church Streets. Bring your class bulletin with you after the class and show the attendant in the garage office when you leave.

Circular Congregational Church

150 Meeting Street · Charleston, SC


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    Meet like-minded people interested in meditation near you! Learn how to meditate or deepen your current meditation practice. The meditations we emphasize is the ease in which they can be used both “on the cushion” and in our daily lives.

    Each meeting will include practical meditation, and a talk on how to reduce stress and other problems encountered in daily life and how to increase mental and physical well-being. There will also be plenty of time to discuss the ideas presented. Although the meditations and talks are based on Kadampa Buddhist philosophy, you don't need to be a Buddhist to enjoy this group or benefit from our meditations.

    Kadampa Buddhism ( stresses a spiritual path of individual transformation and to look within ourselves for the inner peace and happiness we seek. Everyone is welcome!

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