240 Scott St
St Catharines ON  L2N 1H1
Door 5, west side of building. (upstairs)
Thursdays 7:30 – 9 pm
You may join a course at anytime.
To cover costs there is a fee of $12/class.
Teacher: Joanna Cielen

Transitions Studio

THURSDAYS   7:30 – 9 PM

Giving with a sincere intention to benefit others is a powerful and special act of virtue. Such actions create the causes for wealth and resources, that when the effect ripens, will produce result almost effortlessly. Some people are born into abject poverty, while others are born into luxury. Why is there such disparity?  One born into luxury practiced extensive giving in a previous life, while those who are poverty stricken practiced selfishness in previous lives. If we practice generosity in this life, we shall guarantee good fortune in the future. By ignoring such opportunities we shall guarantee future despair.


Giving Material Things Dec 1
Giving Dharma Dec 8
Giving Love Dec 15
Giving Fearlessness Dec 22


From a spiritual point of view, a hero or heroine is someone who has conquered the inner enemy of negative thoughts and actions. Such a person has decided that they no longer wish to be a slave to their uncontrolled and unpeaceful minds. Such a person dedicates themselves to applying the necessary effort, that insures victory over their inner faults and bad mental habits. If we develop similar aspirations, we shall attain lasting victory over our own mind, which is often plagued by unpleasant feelings and experiences. Begin the new year in pursuit of such victory!


Developing a Heroic Mind Jan 5
Developing Equanimity Jan 12
The Disadvantages of Self-cherishing Jan 19
The Advantages of Cherishing Others Jan 26
How We Can Learn to Cherish Others Feb 2
Generating Great Compassion Feb 9
Seeing the Best in Others Feb 16
The Supreme Good Heart of a Hero or Heroine Feb 23




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.