MONDAYS, 7 - 8:30PM
with Joseph Giacona
Meditation in Williamsburg
Our classes begin on time, please arrive 10-15 mins early.
$15 per class or Free for Supporting Members
Please feel free to drop in on a class-by-class basis.
Classes are held every week unless otherwise stated.
No special clothing is required. No pre-registration required.
GENERAL CLASS STRUCTURE:
Simple guided breathing / relaxation meditation (20-25 minutes).
Practical teaching on meditation in conjunction with the specific class topic (40-45 minutes).
Discussion / Questions & Answers (15 -20 minutes).
General Info About Our Classes & Class Format
The Courage to Love
with Joseph Giacona
“This precious mind of love is the supreme method for
solving all problems and fulfilling all wishes.”
- Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, How to Transform Your Life
Love is the currency of life, our most precious resource that enables us to find great meaning and accomplish true fulfillment. But to love authentically requires courage because it means letting go of that which holds us back. We become so used to being trapped in our limited view of our self; as someone who’s been betrayed, rejected or abandoned, for example, that this becomes our identity — who we think we really are — and that we can’t change.
And so the question is, do you have the courage to let go of your wounds, your sense of being stuck, your limitations? Do you have the courage to give yourself over to learning how to love authentically in order to grow and help others do the same?
Perhaps your answer right now is, no, I don’t. And even if I wanted to, I wouldn’t know how.
In this evening talk and guided meditation we will learn how. Kadam Morten will introduce the methods taught by Buddha to guide us to recognize the extraordinary potential for growth and fulfillment that exists naturally within our mind. He will explain how wholeheartedly relating to our self and others from this perspective will produce great fulfillment and happiness.
“Pure unconditional love never causes
any pain or worry but only peace and joy.”
- Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
During this series on Monday and Wednesday nights, Joseph and Daniel will explore:
How to cultivate the courage we need to create authentic change
How we can use meditation to open ourselves to the healing power of love
How love enables us to transcend our limiting beliefs and views about ourself and others
How authentic love will empower us to make the most of our life
July 15: The Web of Kindness
July 22: Thriving in Adversity
July 29: The Courage to Love
Aug 5: Unlocking Our Potential to Love Everyone
Aug 12: Why Love is Our Nature
Aug 19: Nurturing Our Inner Goodness
Aug 26: Connecting to Enlightenment
Price: $15 per class, or sign up for all five classes in advance for $50 (save $25).
USING MEDITATION TO CREATE TRANSFORMATION
If we were truly peaceful inside and had our mind under control, difficult people or circumstances would not be able to disturb this peace, and so we would feel no compulsion to blame anyone or regard them as our enemy.
Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, How to Solve Our Human Problems
According to Buddha, if we want to be truly happy, we need to free ourself from the destructive influence of anger.
By meditating on the methods taught by Buddha we will be able to transform the energy of anger into a creative response that opens us up to resolutions and new possibilities.
Through this, we will be able to leave our habits of anger behind once and for all, and step into a new identity – someone who is always peaceful, happy, confident, beneficial, wise, and kind, regardless of our circumstances.