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
Letting Go of Anger and Resentment: How to Solve our Human Problems
Guided meditations and teachings with modern Buddhist teacher Todd Ellenberg
Do you ever find yourself in situations in which it seems impossible to keep a happy mind? Even after getting out of an unhealthy relationship or a bad situation, do you still find yourself tormented by old resentments that continue to burn, even years later? In these classes we will explore tried and tested methods for letting go of anger and resentment, without repressing our feelings or taking it out on others. The practice of patient acceptance, when combined with wisdom and compassion, is the most effective way to work with our unhappy feelings, learn from them, and then heal our mind and our heart so that we can finally get some peace.
Recommended reading: How to Solve Our Human Problems by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
Oct 20 – How to Solve our Human Problems: Introduction
Oct 27 – Is it Worth It?: The Faults of Anger
Nov 3 – Irritation, Frustration, and Fear: Why We Get Angry
Nov 10 – Staying Peaceful Whatever Happens: Learning to Accept Suffering
Nov 17 – Emptiness and Letting Go: The Patience of Definitely Thinking About Dharma
Nov 24 – No Class: Thanksgiving Holiday
Dec 1 – Compassion and Forgiveness: Learning Not to Retaliate
Dec 8 – Overcoming anger and jealousy
Dec 15 – Reducing our attachment to worldly concerns
Dec 22 – Remembering the kindness of living beings
Dec 29 – Meditation on giving
About the Teacher
Todd Ellenberg is a longtime Buddhist meditation practitioner and member of our local Kadampa Center, and is enrolled in our in-depth study program. He has taught many meditation classes at our Center and its branches over the years, and is appreciated for his clear and engaging 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.