Meditation in Langley

Mondays, 10:30am – 12 noon

Join meditation teacher Kelsang Tsalden in meditation to relax, to enjoy, and to let go of stress and negativity.

In these sessions, Tsalden will take participants through carefully guided meditations with a focus on how meditation can be used in daily life in helping to develop a peaceful, flexible mind. These classes are suitable for beginner and experienced meditators and for people of any faith background.

Venue

Langley Senior Resources Society
20605 – 51B Avenue
Langley BC
V3A 9H1

Cost & registration

Please register directly with the Langley Senior Resources Society

Cost of 4 classes:
$28.00 (GST included), Members
$38.00 (GST included), Non-Members

Phone
604-530-3020
Email
sandyl@lsrs.ca

Teacher

Kelsang Tsalden is a Kadampa Buddhist nun who has taught meditation classes in Victoria and at Kadampa Meditation Centre Fraser Valley in Abbotsford.   Tsalden draws from both her meditation and life experiences to make her teaching clear, meaningful and practical.

Dates & subjects in July

Finding Hope

Only by creating peace within our own mind and helping others do the same can we hope to achieve peace in this world. Learn meditations that will create peace in our hearts and peace in the world.  This series of classes is based on the book How to Solve our Human Problems by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. You can find more information about the book here: www.tharpa.com/ca/

July 9  Suffering:  Our Body and Mind are not Comfortable (are they?)

July 16  The Origins of Suffering

July 23  Cessations—Becoming Free From Suffering

July 30  The Path—The Inner Path to Inner Peace

 

Dates & subjects in the fall

Life Without Conflict
Painful conflicts occur when anger or hatred take over our mind.  Developing patience in meditation protects us from this pain. These classes will help us really understand what is anger, what are its effects, and how we can become a truly patient person.

FREE CLASS Sept 10 Everyone welcome! Outer and Inner Problems—Developing a Peaceful Mind

Sept 17  Why do we have Conflict in our Lives?

Sept 24  Understanding Anger

Oct 1  Developing Patience—the Antidote to Anger

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Understanding Karma 
Usually we assume that bad experiences arise only in dependence upon the conditions of this present life. Since we can’t account for many these experiences, we often feel that they are inexplicable and undeserved and that there is no justice in the world.  Once we understand how karma works, our mind will ease and our level of suffering will decrease.

Oct 22  Karma: Cause and Effect

Oct 29  Creating the Causes for Harmonious Relationships

Nov 5   Creating the Causes for Abundance

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Developing Love and Compassion
During this course we will meditate on how to distinguish love from attachment. Unlike attachment, love doesn’t expect anything in return. When we act out of attachment our actions are ego-centric and self- serving. We will meditate on specific methods of developing love and compassion for everyone.

Nov 26   Why is it so Hard to Love Some People?

Dec 3   Attachment is Different from Love

Dec 10  Developing Compassion by “Taking and Giving”