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 or Marie-Claude Martel
*Note that due to COVID-19 the class for April, will be live-streamed. Register at least one hour before the class begins and log in at least 30 min. before. This will help us to manage registration and any technical problems. The instructions will be sent to you by email at the address you registered with.
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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The Six Perfections
Giving, moral discipline, patience, effort, concentration and wisdom… how do these sound? For most of us, we might think “daunting” or “overwhelming”, or maybe even “impossible to achieve”. Buddha refers to these qualities as the “Six Perfections”. If we want to be truly happy and experience peace of mind, we need to know about and practice the six perfections by first understanding their real meaning and their subtleties. Through sincerely familiarising ourself and applying them in every situation during our daily life, we will gradually create and maintain our inner peace and thereby cultivate the real causes of happiness.
Feb 27 • Why Should I Be Generous?
Mar 05 • Moral Discipline vs Moral Judgement
Mar 12 • How Is Patience a Virtue?
Mar 19 • How to Live Joyfully?*
Mar 24 • NO CLASS – Spring Break
Apr 02 • How Do our Distractions Rob Us? (Live Stream)
Apr 09 • Wisdom vs Intelligence (Live Stream)
*Note that due to COVID-19 the class for April, will be live-streamed. Register at least one hour before the class begins and log in at least 30 min. before. This will help us to manage registration and handle any technical problems. The instructions will be sent to you by email at the address you registered with. You can login on your cellphone, tablet or computer OR you can also call in from your phone using the number provided in the email invitation for the class (will be sent about 2 hours before class)
The Path to Enlightenment: Lamrim
What appears to your mind when hearing the word enlightenment? Does it feel mystical? Disconnected or unattainable? In this series, we will come to understand from a Buddhist perspective what enlightenment is, how it’s not mystical and actually quite simple and straightforward, and learn a simple and practical road to achieve it.
Apr 16 • Should I Rely on a Spiritual Guide? (Live Stream)
Apr 23 • Your Life is Precious Don’t Waste It (Live Stream)
Apr 30 • Afraid of Death? (Live Stream)
May 7 • Where to Go When Things Go Wrong
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.
Marie-Claude Martel is the administrative director of KMC Montreal and a student of the Special Teacher Training Program (STTP) offered in England. She teaches branch classes in St-Hyacinthe and occasional classes and workshops at KCM Montreal as well. She is greatly appreciated for her warm, inspiring teachings that stem from a clear understanding and deep personal experience of the Kadampa way of life.
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.