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


  7:30 – 8:40 PM

with Joanna Cielen

Buddha indicated that all suffering and problems have a root cause. It we are able to understand this, then in order to free our self from all suffering, we only have to free our self from this single cause. This cause is the mind of self cherishing. This deluded mind rationalizes and justifies the harmful actions that we impose upon others. This harmful intent creates negative karmic potentialities within our mind, which in turn gives rise to all of our unhappiness and misfortune. Therefore, if we eliminate the root cause – the self cherishing mind – we shall release our self from all problems.


Identifying Ourselves & Others Correctly Apr 29
The Deceptive Entity Known as ‘Self’ May 6
The Danger of Self Cherishing Thoughts May 13
The Danger of Self Cherishing Feelings May 20
How to Abandon the Deluded ‘Self’ May 27




Whether we realize it or not we have always had the opportunity to create our life’s circumstances. The law of cause and effect is such, that all of our actions are the actual cause of all of our experiences. This means that our problems and suffering have resulted from inflicting similar circumstances upon others. It also means that our pleasures and good fortune have arisen from helping others achieve the same. If we do not develop conviction in karma we shall inadvertently create much suffering for our self, both now and especially in our future lives. Now is the time to seize control of our life and steer it toward everlasting peace and happiness. How wonderful!


What Exactly is Karma? Jun 3
The Power of Our Intentions Jun 10
Creating Causes For Happiness Jun 17
Gaining Conviction in the Law of Karma Jun 24



There are many methods, including meditation, for improving our human nature and good qualities through developing the capacity of our mind. Discover for yourself Buddha’s timeless wisdom and path to permanent inner peace.