About the classes
Join Kadampa meditation teacher, Jill Arseneau, who will explain from the book Modern Buddhism: the path of compassion and wisdom how to build a foundation for the spiritual path, how to progress on that path and how to complete it. With compassion and wisdom we can solve all our daily problems and accomplish the real meaning of our human life, and like two wings of a bird they will enable us to reach enlightenment quickly.
These classes are perfectly suited for those seeking solutions within Buddhism, as well as for encouraging practitioners of all faiths to deepen their understanding and practice of the spiritual path.
Jill Arseneau is a member of the Teacher Training Program and has been studying, meditating and teaching at Kadampa Meditation Centre for many years. As a wife and mother of 2 boys, she has a wealth of practical, real-life examples and a deep understanding of Dharma that bring her teachings to life.
Subjects & dates
July 6 – The truth about suffering
In general, everyone who has physical or mental pain, even animals, understands their own suffering; but when Buddha said in his first teaching, ‘You should know sufferings,’ he meant that we should know the sufferings of our future lives and develop a strong wish to liberate ourself from them now while we have the opportunity.
July 13 – What causes suffering?
The main cause of our suffering is our deluded minds, especially our self-grasping. If we abandon our self-grasping permanently, all our suffering and problems of this life and of countless future lives will cease permanently. How can we do this?
July 20 – What is a true spiritual path?
A spiritual path is an inner path, or spiritual realization, that leads us to the pure happiness of liberation and enlightenment. How do we train in such paths?
July 27 – Permanent freedom from suffering is possible
Buddha said we should not be satisfied with merely temporary freedom from particular sufferings but apply great effort to attaining permanent freedom from all suffering. Only by following a correct spiritual path can we accomplish this freedom.
Aug 17 – Developing affectionate love for all living beings
Buddha taught how to develop and maintain a warm heart and a feeling of being close to all living beings without exception. This affectionate love makes our mind pure and balanced, and prepares the foundation for generating cherishing love for all living beings.
Aug 24 – Equalizing self and others with special guest Teacher, Gloria Borrows
When we train in equalizing self and others we are learning to believe that the happiness and freedom of ourself and all other living beings are equally important. Learning to cherish others is the best solution to our daily problems, and is the source of all our future happiness and good fortune.
The eBook edition of Modern Buddhism – The Path of Compassion and Wisdom is being distributed freely at the request of the author Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. The author says …
Through reading and practicing the instructions given in this book, people can solve their daily problems and maintain a happy mind all the time.
Please enjoy this special gift from Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, who dedicates …
May everyone who reads this book experience deep peace of mind, and accomplish the real meaning of human life.
The paper edition can be found here: Tharpa Publications