Weekly Meditation Classes in Scranton
How to Transform Your Life Through Meditation
Thursdays, 7-8:30pm | January 5 – February 2
with Buddhist Monk Kelsang Samatha
Through learning to meditate, we can transform our life from a state of misery into one of pure and lasting happiness. This is because meditation is a scientific method to improve our human nature. Everyone needs to be good-natured with a good heart, because in this way we can solve our own problems as well as those of others, and we can make our human life meaningful.
Through attending these weekly classes, you will come to practically experience the profound meaning of Buddha’s wisdom advice, empowering you to overcome your problems and find real meaning in your life.
Open to everyone – Drop-ins are welcome. Cost per class is $10. Classes include guided meditation, practical advice on integrating meditation into your life, and discussion with like-minded people. For more information on weekly classes and to become part of our online community join our Meetup group.
Samatha’s teachings are rooted in finding solutions to life’s daily problems. His humor and light-hearted presentation of Buddha’s teachings is encouraging, showing that everyone can experience benefit by putting the instructions into practice.
The Afa Gallery
514 Lackawanna Avenue, Scranton, PA 18503
Classes are held in the 2nd floor gallery.
$10 per class
We are a non-profit organization. Proceeds go towards costs in facilitating this class. All profits go towards supporting the International Temples Project for World Peace.
Download your copy of this amazing book by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Prepare to immerse yourself in How to Transform Your Life and open the door to your own blissful journey.
*Available on December 20
Q. What are some benefits of attending meditation classes?
Through sincerely training in meditation on the teachings given in these classes you will attain spiritual realizations, which lead you to permanent liberation from all the sufferings of this life and countless future lives. There is no greater meaning than this. Even temporarily, whenever you experience problems, unpleasant feelings, depression or unhappiness you can solve these problems immediately by transforming your mind into peace through your meditation practice. The benefits of meditation are immeasurable.
Q. Do I need to have experience in meditation or Buddhism to attend the classes?
You do not need to have experience in meditation or be a Buddhist to attend. The meditation classes we offer are suitable for all individuals, whatever their level of interest – from those who seek simple relaxation and stress relief, to those who wish to learn about Modern Buddhism. Everyone is welcome!
Q. I’ve never been to a meditation class before. What should I expect?
Our meditation classes are very accessible. You do not need to bring any mats or wear any special clothing. We sit in chairs, and there is no physical exercise, yoga, or stretching involved.
Q. What does a typical class look like? A typical class consists of a simple relaxation meditation, teaching, a meditation based on the teaching and discussion and Q&A. The meditations are guided and are suitable for beginners and experienced practitioners alike.
Q: I’ve been coming to classes for a while. I really like what I hear. Is there something more I can try?
For those students who want to deepen their experience of Buddhism, Geshe Kelsang Gyatso designed the Foundation Program (FP). FP allows us to become more deeply familiar with Buddhist teachings by systematically studying one of five texts on the FP curriculum.