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Sun, May 12



Introduction to the Path to Enlightenment: Mahayana Buddhist Meditation

Meditation classes for everyone with our Resident Teacher, Gen Norbu

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Time & Location

May 12, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM EDT

Charlotte, 528 East Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28203, USA

About the event

All the happiness there is in this world arises from wishing others to be happy.” - Shantideva, quoted in The New Meditation Handbook

All our present and future happiness depends on our cherishing others - on our wanting others to be happy. This is real love, and the foundation of the compassion and wisdom that are the path to enlightenment. The immediate effect of cherishing others will be that many of our daily problems, such as those that arise from anger, jealousy, and selfish behavior, will ­disappear, and our mind will become calm and peaceful.

In these classes, Gen Norbu will introduce the main Mahayana Buddhist meditations that are the path to enlightenment. Start at the beginning of the series if you can, but if you miss the beginning then start when you are able.

Recommended reading: The New Meditation Handbook by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Available in our shop, or download here -

March 24 - Meditation on Unbalanced Attitudes: Developing Equanimity

March 31 - No Class: Southern Dharma Celebration: Tara Empowerment in Atlanta

April 7 - Meditation on Affectionate Love: Recognizing that all Living Beings are Our Mothers

April 14 - Meditation on Gratitude: Remembering the Kindness of Living Beings

April 21 - Meditation on Sharing Our Love: Equalizing Self and Others

April 28 - Meditation on the Deception of the Ego: The Disadvantages of Self-cherishing

May 5 - Meditation on Loving Kindness: The Advantages of Cherishing Others

May 12 - How to Make Our Love Pure: Exchanging Self with Others

May 19 - How to Transform Suffering into Peace: Great Compassion

May 26 - How to Transform Suffering into Joy: Taking

June 2 - Meditation on Happiness: Wishing Love

June 9 - Meditation on Happiness and Joy: Giving

June 16 - Meditation on Enlightenment: Bodhichitta

June 23 - How to Become a Better Meditator: Tranquil Abiding

June 30 - Introduction to Meditation on Emptiness: Superior Seeing

July 7 - How to Make Our Meditation Practice Successful: Relying on a Spiritual Guide

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