Sundays 11:30am – 1pm
with Kadam Holly McGregor
We are alive; therefore we will die. This is the simplest, most obvious truth of our existence and yet very few of us have really come to terms with it. Through Buddha’s insight into death and dying, we can develop an awareness of our own mortality in a way that will totally enrich and transform our life. We will come to understand what happens when we die and learn to face our own death and help others die with grace, clarity and fearlessness. Everyone of us has experienced, or will experience, the loss of someone close to us. We will be introduced to methods that Buddha taught for transforming loss into wisdom, and we will learn about a very special Buddhist practice, called powa, or transference of consciousness, which we can engage in on behalf of those who have died.
Feb 26 – The Buddhist Understanding of Death and Dying
March 5 – The Best Preparation: A Meaningful Life
March 12 – Working with Grief and Loss
March 19 – Coming Home to the Heart
March 26 – Helping Others at the Time of Death
A Look Ahead to Next Month …
Transcending Fear (April 2017)
Once we learn how to recognize the fearful states of mind within us, we can systematically work at disbelieving them through the practice of meditation until we are able to completely transcend all angst, doubt and despair. We can remove the basis of all fear by taking to heart Buddha’s wisdom teachings on the true nature of reality. Gradually, we will discover that the self we normally relate to and the thoughts and ideas we regularly identify with, simply do not exist in the way they appear to us. This revelation is a great relief; it immediately sets us free and puts us on a path to complete liberation; a path from which we will never look back. From this place of profound possibility, we can create the harmonious and abundant life we’ve always dreamed of!
April 2 – Blessing Empowerment of Buddha Tara
April 9 – Removing the Basis of All Fear
April 16 – Fearing Humiliation, Creating Respect
April 23 – Center Closed for US Spring Festival at Kadampa World Peace Temple in upstate New York
April 30 – Fearing Conflict, Creating Harmony