Summer Meditate and Be Happy
A short meditation class on your way home, or out!
Monday Night Drop-in Class
6:30 - 7:45pm
The purpose of meditation is to make our mind calm and peaceful.
If our mind is peaceful, we will be free from worries and mental discomfort, and so we will experience true happiness; but if our mind is not peaceful, we will find it very difficult to be happy, even if we are living in the very best conditions.
In this class, we will learn how to meditate, the benefits of meditation, and various meditations that will help to calm the mind, reduce stress, and give rise to an experience of inner peace and wellbeing.
June 5th - Meditation on Clarity, Judith Sweet
In our busy lives, we often feel we have no control over our distracting thoughts and are even more often taken over by them. By meditating on the clarity of our mind, we can learn to pacify our thoughts and connect with the peace within our mind.
June 12th - Meditation on The Root Mind
We spend so much energy trying to make ourselves happy. If we improve our ability to control our mind, we can be happy all the time. By meditating on the root mind located at our heart, we can learn how our mind works and how to better control our mind.
June 19th - Meditation on Inner Peace, Judith Sweet
When our mind is peaceful, we can feel happy, content, and relaxed. By learning to meditate, we can learn to disengage our mind from the busyness of our life, and create a special feeling of inner peace within.
June 26th - Meditation on Pure Light
This beautiful breathing meditation, combined with visualization, leads us to a deep feeling of inner calm and purity. When we feel distracted or disturbed, we can utilize this meditation to quickly dispel our negative thoughts and feelings.
What to expect in this class
- Learn how meditation can overcome stress and anxiety.
- Learn how to develop a peaceful, positive outlook.
- Enjoy a 20 min. guided meditation.
- Everyone welcome. Suitable for beginners and advanced practitioners.
In this class, we are looking deeper into the Meditations presented in the Living Meditation Series by Tharpa Publications.
Experience the daily peace that comes from establishing a regular meditation practice.
The Living Meditation Series provides a comprehensive introduction to meditation, offering guidance at all levels for developing and deepening your meditation practice. Learn meditations to relax body and mind, find inner peace, achieve mental clarity, and develop a kind and compassionate attitude towards others.
The series includes meditations as audio CDs and downloadable MP3s for your meditation practice.
CURRENT SERIES: Summer Meditate and Be Happy
WHEN: Mondays, 6:30 - 7:15pm
COST: $8, Free for Members
TEACHER: Tomoko Saeki
WHERE: In-person @ KMC SF | 3324 17th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
Metered street parking Free after 6pm and all day on Sundays
Parking garage on 16th & Hoff St. (42 Hoff St, San Francisco, CA 94110)
Bart (16th St. Mission)
J Line Muni (Church St & 16th St)
Bus (#49, #14, #22, #33)
About the Teacher
Tomoko Saeki has been a sincere practitioner of the New Kadampa Tradition for several years. She is a student in the Teacher Training Program Program and teaches General Program classes. Her warmth and kindess towards others is infectious and is well portrayed in her teachings.