Meditation classes in La Cañada

Friday 12:00pm - 1:00pm

1930 Foothill Blvd. Room 4, La Cañada, CA

Starting September 6!

The Buddhist Way of Lovingkindness: The Magical Practice of Taking and Giving

When we purify our mind through the practices of taking and giving, every spiritual realization will grow easily in our mind.

– Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

September 6 The Practice of Love
September 13 Compassion and Imagination
September 20 NO CLASS – Facility closed for renovation

Discover the powerful meditations on taking and giving through which we can heal our mind and powerfully enhance our love, compassion and wisdom.

“Taking” is a powerful meditation that uses the power of imagination and concentration to help others and to solve our own inner problems. “Giving” is a special training in love through which we bring our future ability to give happiness to others into our present spiritual practice.

About the Class
Each class begins with a guided meditation, followed by a talk (topic listed above), and ends with another guided meditation. Everyone is welcome. No previous meditation experience is necessary. Free for YMCA members; $5 for non-members.

Coming in October — Modern Buddhism: The Science of Happiness

Modern Buddhism provides inner scientific methods for improving the quality of our mind and life. This unique, practical presentation of Buddhism is modern yet preserves the authenticity and original meaning of these profound teachings. Through these methods you can:

  • Overcome your anger, attachment, and discouragement
  • Improve your compassion and wisdom
  • Bring great benefit to your family, friends and world

The “Modern Buddhism Series” is a special new set of courses being offered based on the book Modern Buddhism.

October 11 The Capacity of Our Mind
October 18 Inner & Outer Technology
October 25 Respond to Difficulties with a Positive Mind
November 1 Karma: The Relationship Between Mind and Experience
November 8 Tantra: Mind Creates Reality
November 15 Meditation: From the Head to the Heart
November 22 The Source of All Our Problems

November 28 – no class Thanksgiving weekend
December 6 Ultimate Truth
December 13 The Real Meaning of Human Life
December 20 Modern Buddhism: Meditation

LOCATION: YMCA of the Foothills |1930 Foothill Blvd, La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011



About the teacher
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Susan de la Vergne

Susan has been studying and practicing Kadampa Buddhism since 2011 and began teaching in 2014. Susan is appreciated for her stories, humor, and practical advice, helping her students put Dharma teachings into practice in their daily lives.

  • Friday
  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
  • La Cañada
  • 1930 Foothill Blvd. Room 4, La Cañada, CA
  • $5 per class (free for YMCA members)


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