Weekly Classes in Kingston
We offer drop-in classes that are suitable for beginners as well as experienced meditators. We welcome everyone, of all ages, races, genders and sexual orientations. Each class includes a teaching and two guided meditations based on Buddha’s teachings. Through these classes, we can learn how to use Buddha’s advice to solve all of our daily problems and find the peace and happiness we seek. The times and days of the classes are below:
Tuesdays, 7:00-8:15pm; On break from July 20-Aug 17. Classes resume on Aug 24.
Sundays, 10:00-11:15am; Currently on break. Classes resume on Sept 12.
To register for one of our classes, go to the How to Register page.
I'm New Here! What Can I Expect?
Our classes are structured as follows:
1) Guided Meditation
Be guided in a breathing meditation so as to connect you to a feeling of inner peace. No prior meditation experience is necessary.
2) Short Talk
Every week the teachings explore one aspect of Buddha’s
teachings, which focus on solutions to problems in daily life.
At the end of the class, we conclude with a meditation based on the teaching that was given during the class.
The purpose of meditation is to cultivate positive states of mind, conducive to peace and well-being, and overcome negative habits of mind. Happiness is a state of mind, therefore the real source of happiness lies in the mind, not in external situations. When our mind is peaceful we are free from worries and mental discomfort, and we experience true happiness.