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The Art of Peaceful Living: Buddhism for the Modern World

The Art of Peaceful Living: Buddhism for the Modern World

April 3: Kadampa Buddhism:  Buddhism for the modern world

April 10: Our pure potential

April 17: A precious life

April 24: Accepting impermanence

May 1: Why Buddhists believe in past and future lives

May 8: Finding real protection from problems


How is it possible to apply the ancient art of Buddhist meditation to today’s hectic and busy modern world?

Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s book Modern Buddhism:  The Path of Compassion and Wisdom is a perfect guide for understanding the basic teachings of Kadampa Buddhism and applying them to solve the problems of our daily life.  Buddhist or not, Kadampa Buddhist teachings help everyone to develop inner peace and find a rich, meaningful life.

This series will be the first of two following Modern Buddhism.  In this first series, Linda Atkinson will explain what Kadampa Buddhism is, particularly the series of meditations known as “Kadam Lamrim.”  The first part of the Lamrim meditations include learning to value our precious human life, seizing its potential, and understanding the Buddhist view on what happens after this life.

Join us to learn how to solve your problems and develop a peaceful mind by applying Buddha’s classic advice to daily life.

Everyone is welcome to attend, no previous experience necessary.  Drop in for any class.


Where to Find Us at the Circular Church

Enter from Queen Street and go to the far end of the parking lot behind the new addition to the Church.  The class is held on the second floor; look for the signs pointing you in the right direction.  Parking is free, even though there’s a sign saying you need to pay; Circular has reserved parking spaces at the end of the lot.

If you’re not familiar with the downtown area, you should know that Queen Street is one-way.  If you’re headed to the Church from Meeting Street, the best strategy is to turn left on Cumberland, circle around the block and then make a right onto Queen Street.  The parking lot is hard to see; look for the big round mirror and turn right into the lot.


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