Transitions Studio
244 Grantham Ave
2nd floor, north door
St Catharines ON  L2M 4Z4
Thursdays 7-9 pm
You may join a course at anytime.
To cover costs there is a fee of $12/class.
Teacher: Joanna Cielen

Transitions Studio

Negativity in our mind is our greatest source of discomfort. Even if our body is racked with pain, if we have a positive mind we shall be able to cope with such unpleasantness. However, if our mind is negative, we shall find such an experience absolutely unbearable, and it is likely that we shall not be able to interact with others without being habitually negative. Habitual negativity alienates us from others and this in turn leads to social isolation. Therefore, whether physically ill or healthy, we need to identify these poisons in our heart and begin to purge them from our mind. In this way, our life will become much more pleasant and our relationships with others more enjoyable.


Anger – The Poison of Hatred Nov 21
Jealousy – The Poison of Envy Nov 28
Pride – The Poison of Arrogance Dec 5
Selfishness – The Poison of Miserliness Dec 12
Attachment – The Poison of Uncontrolled Desire Dec 19


Why should we be compelled to transform our life? The main reason is we often make poor decisions concerning our life. Important decisions are commonly made with a mind of uncontrolled desire, instead of a mind of wisdom. Even if we make wise choices, life will still present us with many challenges. Therefore, if we possess wisdom we will be able to meet any and all challenges with an ability to transform them into some sort of advantage. Whereas without such understanding, we shall very likely succumb to anger, despair, and hopelessness. This course will reveal Buddha’s ancient wisdom, that has been proven over millennia to be supremely beneficial in solving all of our daily problems.


Transforming Dislike for Unfulfilled Wishes Into Wisdom


Jan 9

Transforming Dislike for Unpleasant People Into Wisdom


Jan 16

Transforming Dislike for Lack of Success Into Wisdom


Jan 23

Transforming Dislike for Imperfection and Incompetence Into Wisdom


Jan 30

Transforming Dislike of Criticism Into Wisdom


Feb 6