Our modern world often presents us with many significant challenges. As a result, it is not uncommon to experience stress, worry, and fear. If we find our self caught up in too many difficulties, we usually end up feeling overwhelmed and frustrated. Buddha taught many methods for dealing with stress, frustration, hopelessness, fear, and worry. We can overcome all of these feelings of unhappiness by incorporating a two-fold approach – the practice of meditation and the wisdom of how to transform our unpleasant feelings into a controlled and peaceful mind. If our mind is controlled and peaceful, our problems will definitely be much easier to deal with. Therefore, we should understand that the best remedy for mental pain is improving our own mind.

 

SATURDAY JUNE 29, 2019

10 am – 1 pm

Cost: $25

Monthly patrons $10

Location: Samudra Kadampa Buddhist Centre

370 Main St E

Hamilton ON L8N 1J6

Ultimate bodhichitta is the union of wisdom realizing emptiness combined with the determination to free all living beings from their suffering by attaining enlightenment as quickly as possible. If we gain familiarity with this union of wisdom and compassion, our meditation will become very powerful and qualified. Our mind will be like that of a Buddha. In this way we shall create a supreme cause to become enlightened. All sessions will be guided, and include teachings and inspiration on the subject.

 

SATURDAY JULY 13, 2019

 

SCHEDULE

Session 1 9 – 10:15 am
Session 2 11 am – 12:15 pm
Session 3 2 – 3:15 pm
Session 4 4 – 5:15 pm

 

Cost: $15.00 whole retreat / $7 per session

Location: Samudra Kadampa Buddhist Centre

370 Main StE

Hamilton ON   L8N 1J6

 

 

It is essential that we experience inspiration in order to motivate us to progress on our spiritual path. Usually we are inspired by reading books, listening to teachings, or hearing about other’s experiences. As  precious as these experiences are, it is equally important to to develop the ability to inspire our self to apply the necessary effort to progress. This course will focus on the ways and means of self inspiration in our practice of sutra and tantra.

 

SATURDAY JULY 27, 2019

10 am – 1 pm

 

Cost $25

Monthly patrons $10

Location: Samudra Kadampa Buddhist Centre

370 Main St E

Hamilton ON  L8N 1J6