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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8 Steps to Happiness
We often hear that love and compassion are key to happiness, yet do we know exactly what that means? What do we actually need to do in order to develop and cultivate these states of mind on a daily basis without burning out and being taken advantage of? According to Buddhism, love and compassion are virtuous minds that should create only peace and happiness. Yet the definitions of those words in modern society sometimes lead us to think that suffering comes from them as well. In this series, we will learn to redefine love and compassion for ourselves and see how these clear definitions will actually and practically create peace and happiness for ourselves and others.
A commentary on the book The New Eight Steps to Happiness.
Jan 23 • Getting Close to Others
Jan 30 • Getting Rid of Ego
Feb 6 • Love vs Attachment
Feb 13 • Responding to the Suffering of the World
Feb 20 • The Mind of Englightenment
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?
Apr 09 • Wisdom vs Intelligence
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.