• When

    Thursdays
    7.00-8.00 pm

  • Where

    First Community at First United Church
    GreenSpace
    450 Okanagan Ave SE
    Salmon Arm, B.C.
    (Enter off 4th St)

  • Cost

    $12 per class
    $30 for 3 classes
    $40 for 4 classes
    Free for members

  • How to register

    You can register using the button below, or you can pay at the door (cash only).

    Any questions or problems please phone 604 853 3738 or email registrar@kmcfv.ca

Salmon Arm Thursdays

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Understanding the Mind

When our mind is calm, and we are experiencing inner peace and happiness, it is our best friend. Conversely, when our mind is unhappy, frustrated, anxious, or angry, it can be our worst enemy. We all have a mind, but few of us consider the nature and power of our mind. In this series of classes, we will come to understand the nature of the mind, how it is the creator of our experiences, and how we can use our mind to benefit ourselves and countless others every day.

April 4: What is the Mind? AKA Get to Know Your Operating System!

April 11: The Storms in Our Mind and How They Develop

April 18: Guarding Our Mind: Keeping the Storms at Bay

April 25: Concentration and Mindfulness: Sustaining Inner Peace

Staying Strong When Things Go Wrong

When things go wrong for us in life–which they inevitably do–we often respond negatively, blaming the situation or people involved. Ouch! This can feel like a double dose of harm and suffering–not only have things gone wrong, but now we are unhappy, too! Sadly, we also often feel that a negative response to adversity is logical and our only option.

But are there other ways to respond to the adversities that arise in our lives–to stay strong and happy when things go wrong? Buddhist wisdom helps us understand why things go wrong and how we can transform what we perceive as adversity into opportunities for growth, compassion, and love. Come along to this practical, wise, and helpful series of classes to learn more!

May 2: When People Disappoint Us: the Harms of Attachment vs. the Wisdom of Love (aka People are Never Disappointing!)

May 9: Finding Meaning in Adversity: Transforming Harm into Growth

May 16: Karma and Our Human Problems

May 23: “Love is the Great Protector”

May 30: TBA

Teacher

Mike Boudreau is the branch teacher in Salmon Arm and he will usually teach the Thursday classes. He lives and works in Salmon Arm. He has been a sincere and dedicated practitioner in the Kadampa Tradition of Buddhism for many years, studying, teaching, and volunteering his time at KMCFV.

He is a popular teacher who enjoys sharing his experience of meditation with others. We are very fortunate to have Mike teaching in Salmon Arm.

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MEMBERSHIP

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KMC Fraser Valley has 3 levels of membership. Find out more here.

FIND A CENTRE NEAR YOU

If you live in the Vancouver area, you’ll find classes at KMC Vancouver

If you live on Vancouver Island or surrounding islands, you’ll find classes at KMC Victoria

If you live elsewhere, please click this link for your nearest meditation Centre.