About the Classes
Suitable for everyone, these meditation classes offer simple, practical methods to improve the quality of our lives and develop inner peace. These classes focus on using Buddhist understanding to help us solve our daily problems, let go of negative minds and find the lasting happiness we seek.
Each class includes guided meditation, a practical teaching, and an opportunity to ask questions. Although taught as a series, each class is self-contained and can be attended individually.
Upcoming Class Schedule & Topics
Understanding our Mind
Practical teachings and guided meditations with Buddhist monk Gen Kelsang Tashi
Happiness and suffering are feelings – parts of our mind – and so their main causes are not to be found outside the mind. If we really want to be truly happy and free from suffering we must improve our understanding of the mind. In this series of classes we will explore Buddha’s extraordinary teachings on the nature, function and powers of our mind. Through better understanding our own mind we will be empowered to transform it into more peaceful and positive states.
This series is based on the book “How to Understand the Mind” by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.
Jan 2 – The power of the mind
Jan 9 – What our feelings can teach us
Jan 16 – What we think and believe matters
Jan 23 – How to make our actions more meaningful
Jan 30 – The importance of paying attention
Feb 6 – The power of our wishes: Aspiration
Feb 13 – Staying peaceful and happy in daily life: Mindfulness (with guest teacher Gen Norbu)
Feb 20 – Focusing our mind: Concentration
Feb 27 – Developing virtuous intelligence: Wisdom
About the Resident Teacher
Gen Kelsang Tashi is a Buddhist monk and the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Center Miami. He has been practicing and teaching meditation in the Kadampa tradition for over 15 years. His gentle approach to meditation emphasizes the importance of keeping a happy and positive mind. He is appreciated for his clear, light-hearted and practical presentation of Buddhist teachings.
If you cancel more than 24 hours before the start of the class/event we will refund all except 25%. If you cancel within 24 hours before the start of the class/event, no refunds are given. Any non-refunded fees arising from cancellations are donated to the NKT-IKBU International Temples Project.