Universal Compassion: Inspiring Solutions for Difficult Times
Everyone, both new and experienced, is welcome to join in these mediation practices on how we can transform our day-to-day lives — including even the most demanding and difficult situations — into opportunities for personal and spiritual development. These ancient meditative techniques have been tried for centuries and come alive and made relevant to our modern times with contemplating the text, Universal Compassion.
April 2nd | Preparing Conditions for Rewarding Meditation with Kathleen Thurston
Advice from Buddha on how to put together the right internal and external environment for a fulfilling meditation experience.
April 9th | Equalizing Self and Others in Thought
If we have a relationship with someone, and we love and care for them, we'll both be happy. On the other hand, if we are concerned only with ourselves, our friendships will not last. We can train to see others as precious–and thus feel love and affection for them.
April 16: Who’s to Blame for our Suffering with Tomoko Saeki
Buddha taught that we have a mind inside ourselves which causes us to become overly self-absorbed and isolated. Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche calls this mind ‘the troublemaker’.Come learn how to identify and eliminate your inner troublemaker.
April 23: Abiding in a Mind of Gratitude with Julia Morales
What would it be like to deeply dwell within a mind of gratitude? Come understand and experience the Buddhist practice of profound gratitude that arises from seeing kindness all around us.
April 30: Expanding our Love for Others
Cherishing others is the source of all our own happiness and the source of all goodness both for ourselves and others. The intriguing Buddhist practice of exchanging self with others is a profound practice that we can apply practically in our daily lives.