Special 8 week Summer Series
Transforming Difficulties Through Meditation
Thursday Night Meditation Class
7pm - 8:30pm (begins July 11th)
with Christian Gauthier & Wenden Baldwin
The difference between a problem andan opportunity depends upon our attitude towards a challenging situation. Through investigating our mind we will come to find that most of the pain we experience associated with difficulties in our life is due to our mental attitude towards the situations rather than the circumstances themselves.
Understanding that we have a choice in how we internally respond to life’s challenges encourages and empowers us to train our mind to deal with difficulties in a healthy way—that helps us learn and grow from our experiences. Through the practice of meditation, we can look at challenging circumstances in our life, re-adjust our perspective on the situation, and practice cultivating an attitude that allows our mind to stay balanced and solution-oriented.
Christian Gauthier is the Education Program Coordinator and meditation teacher at Kadampa Meditation Center New York. He has been practicing Kadampa Buddhism since 2009. His practical and inspiring teachings make Buddhism accessible to everyone.
Kadampa Meditation Center
47 Sweeney Rd.
Glen Spey, NY 12737
Day & Time
7pm – 8:30pm
Community Dinner: $5
Meditation Class: $5
Gen Samten Kelsang
Gen Samten has been studying and practicing Buddhism for over thirty years and is one of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s most senior students. He is well-known for his inspiring, clear and practical way of presenting Buddha’s teachings and meditation.
What to expect
at the Class
Be guided in a short breathing meditation and connect to an experience of inner peace. No prior experience is necessary.
Every week the teachings explore one aspect of Dharma, or Buddha’s teachings, which focus on solutions to problems in daily life, inducing genuine optimism and increased happiness.
At the end of the class, there is time for questions & answers. All advice is given as suggestions to improve personal understanding of the teachings and to provide examples of how to apply the teachings to daily life.
Enjoy the company of like-minded people after class in the Temple, Café and Bookstore. Light refreshments are offered.