Buddhist Meditation Class at Volkshaus Zürich
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19 August–9 September / 7 October–9 December 2019
Discover our buddhist meditation class at Volkshaus Zürich with many inspiring insights, to help bring more peace and meaning into your daily life. These feature classes are organized as short courses, usually around four weeks long, covering a wide range of engaging topics (see below for details). You can attend the entire course, simply drop-in whenever you can (as each class is self-contained) or just come along to try a single class.
The classes include two guided meditations and a practical teaching on how to apply the ancient wisdom of Buddha’s teachings to busy modern life. Not to be missed!
How to solve our human problems
19 August–2 September 2019
19 August | How to solve our human problems – Introduction
26 August | How to solve our human problems – through meditation
In this busy world, our experiences of happiness are fleeting and short-lived, while inner peace eludes us completely. Our negative states of mind, such as uncontrolled desire and anger, create endless problems for ourselves and others, and prevent us from fulfilling our deepest wishes.
During these meditation series you will receive an introduction to the book “How to solve our human problems” by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. The instruction given in this book are methods for improving our human nature and qualities through developing the capacity of our mind.
Understanding Buddha’s Four Noble Truths
2–9 September / 7–14 October 2019
02 September | Why problems effortlessly arise – 1st Noble Truth
09 September | Identifying and eradicating the causes of our suffering – 2nd Noble Truth
07 October| The inner path to freedom and happiness – 3rd Noble Truth
14 October | Striving for lasting happiness – 4th Noble Truth
Buddhas popular teachings of the Four Noble Truths will be explained in these meditation series, in a practical and light-hearted way. They offer a clear and simple solution on how to free ourselves from painful experiences. This wisdom will give us an understanding on the true causes of our human problems and how we are able to eradicate them permanently. During these evenings there will be also an opportunity to meditate on these profound teachings, which leads us to an oasis of peace within our own hearts.
Keep Cool – the art of patience
21 October–25 November 2019
21 October | Keep Cool – the art of patience
28 October | Why we get angry
04 November | The power of patience in our daily life
11 November | The power of patience in our spiritual path
18 November | Stopping anger and conflict through Buddha’s wisdom – part 1
25 November | Stopping anger and conflict through Buddha’s wisdom – part 2
Every day we encounter hundreds of situations we do not like, from stubbing our toe or having a disagreement with our partner. Our normal reaction to all of these occurrences is to become unhappy and angry. Since it is impossible to fulfil all our desires or to stop unwanted things happening to us, we need to find a different way of relating to frustrated desires and unwanted occurrences. Through training our mind in patience we will learn to keep a cool and positive state of mind all the time.
2–9 December 2019
02 December | Understanding the mind – the creator of our reality
09 December | Understanding past and future lives
Even after 2500 years, Buddha’s wisdom has proven to be more relevant than ever. These evenings will offer an insight into basic buddhist views, such as us understanding the nature of our own mind and past and future lives. Through these teachings we will be able to recognize and abandon states of mind that harm us, and to replace them with peaceful and beneficial ones.
Kelsang Chogdrub is a Buddhist monk from Holland who studied and practiced meditation and Kadampa Buddhism for over 15 years. He worked and taught at the Kadampa Meditation Center in Holland, where he gained many valuable experiences on how to put Modern Buddhism into everyday life. Kelsang Chogdrub is known for this good heart and deep and practical understanding of Buddha’s teachings and meditations.
These meditation classes are happening at Volkshaus Zürich, Stauffacherstrasse 60, 8004 Zürich.
Kadampa Meditation Centre Switzerland
+41 (0) 44 461 33 88