MEDITATION & BUDDHISM
FOR EVERYONE • NO PRE-REGISTRATION • NO PRE-REQUISITE
Discover meditation or deepen your practice and understanding of the Buddhist philosophy
Thursdays • 7:30 – 9pm with Marco Lisi
Meditation is now scientifically recognized as one of the best methods to reduce stress and to develop inner well-being. In reality, meditation offers much more than that. These series of classes help us not only to deepen our meditation practice but also to nourish it through contemplating profound buddhist teachings, which offer us concrete solutions to our inner problems of anger, stress, impatience, attachment and jealousy. Through improving our understanding of our mind: what in our mind makes us feel happy, sad, tense or confused, we will begin a profound spiritual transformation and become the person we wish to be.
- Guided meditations
- A talk on a practical topic to nourish and deepen our experiences in meditation.
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Staying calm when things go wrong
In these classes we learn how we can stop responding with a negative mind when things go wrong. Instead we will come to see our difficulties as opportunities for inner growth and development. In this way we will be able to remain happy and peaceful even in the face of serious adversity.
Aug 22 • Finding Inner Peace
Aug 29 • The power of positive thinking
Sept 5 • Making good use of adversity
What’s my karma?
The word karma is being used more and more and has become quite trendy, but do we know what it really means and what are its implications. Come learn the notion of karma more in depths and see how its practical applicability in our daily lives.
Sept 12 • Why Is This Happening to Me?
Sept 19 • Changing My Karma
Sept 26 and Oct 3 NO CLASSES: International Fall Festival in Arizona
The Four Noble Truths
Buddha says: “You should know sufferings. You should abandon origins. You should attain cessations. You should practice the path.” These are the first teachings Buddha gave after attaining enlightenment. Learning about and meditating on the four noble truths has the power to change our life entirely.
Oct 10 • True Sufferings
Oct 17 • True Origins
Oct 24 • True Cessations
Oct 31 • True Paths
How to solve my problems
In recent years, our knowledge of modern technology has increased considerably, and as a result we have witnessed remarkable material progress, but there has not been a corresponding increase in human happiness. There is no less suffering in the world today and there are no fewer problems. What is our reaction to this observation? How can we finally start increasing our happiness? By sincerely practising dharma, we can reverse this situation.
Nov 7 • Why get angry?
Nov 14 • Accepting… but to what extent?
Nov 21 • What does karma have to do with it?
Nov 28 • Should i retaliate?
The Nature of Reality, Emptiness
One of the most profound topics in Buddhism: emptiness. It can seem very abstract and distant at first but once we start to understand it, even so slightly, it has very practical applications. Come learn how to increase your peace of mind at every moment by learning, contemplating and meditating on the ultimate nature of reality.
Dec 05 • The nature of my body
Dec 12 • The nature of my mind and myself
Dec 19 • The nature of all things
Classes will resume after the Christmas holiday in mid-January 2020.
Marco Lisi teaches the Thursday evening class (in English). He has been practicing Kadampa Buddhism for several years and is a student on the Special Teacher Training Program (STTP). He shares his experience of the teachings with clarity and warmth and is a dedicated member of the spiritual community. Marco also teaches occasional classes in French at KMCM.
Learn more about KMC Montreal’s teachers.
Centre de méditation kadampa de Montréal
835 Laurier E, Montréal, Qc
12$/ class • 40$/ 4 classes (Free for members)
We are a not-for-profit charity. All financial contributions go to support the activities of KMCM and any surplus goes to support the activities of the International Temples Project (ITP), an international fund dedicated to public benefit.