Feb
20
Wed
2019
Olympia ~ Heart Jewel
Feb 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

This practice is the heart essence of Kadampa Buddhism. In the first part of the practice, we visualize our Spiritual Guide as Je Tsongkhapa and make prayers and requests to purify negativity, accumulate merit, and receive blessings. This prepares our mind for our meditation on Stages of the Path to Enlightenment. After the meditation, we make prayers to our Dharma Protector, Dorje Shugdän. Through this, we can overcome obstacles to our practice and create favorable conditions so that we can nurture and increase our pure Dharma realizations.

Olympia ~ Lunchtime Meditation
Feb 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Change your mind, change your day!

Through meditation, we learn to reduce stress and improve our mindfulness and concentration. This, in turn, makes us more relaxed, flexible and effective. In these classes, we will emphasize creating happiness for ourself by developing a peaceful mind. Experience for yourself the effect a peaceful mind has on your day.

Class fee is $8
Free for members

This event has a Google Hangouts video call.
Join: https://hangouts.google.com/hangouts/_/meditateinolympia.org/ltm?hceid=bWVkaXRhdGVpbm9seW1waWEub3JnXzJwdmNuMzNzbnUwb3RjODBldGU4MTd1MDRnQGdyb3VwLmNhbGVuZGFyLmdvb2dsZS5jb20.f069lu7nva9gr7h0gt9sc8gfqc&hs=121

Buddhist Understanding of Karma
Feb 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm

Karma. People blame it, encourage it, question it, but how well do they understand karma?

If we have a clear understanding of karma and how it works, then we can be in the drivers seat. Karma describes the relationship between actions and effects. We can use this relationship to create a life that supports the well-being of ourself and others. In reality, by working with an understanding of karma we will have the ability to change our life and the world.

Gen Kelsang Wangpo, an American Buddhist monk, will give teachings in this series of classes that helps us to better understand how we can tap into the power of karma and transform our life. Everyone welcome.

Feb
21
Thu
2019
Olympia ~ Heart Jewel
Feb 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

This practice is the heart essence of Kadampa Buddhism. In the first part of the practice, we visualize our Spiritual Guide as Je Tsongkhapa and make prayers and requests to purify negativity, accumulate merit, and receive blessings. This prepares our mind for our meditation on Stages of the Path to Enlightenment. After the meditation, we make prayers to our Dharma Protector, Dorje Shugdän. Through this, we can overcome obstacles to our practice and create favorable conditions so that we can nurture and increase our pure Dharma realizations.

Overcoming Anger: The Power of Patience
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

Patience is a virtue. So, what does that make anger? Anger is a cause of suffering, for both ourself and for others. Because of this simple understanding, Buddha said we need to abandon anger. Although anger sometimes seems useful, careful reflection reveals that anger always leaves us burned in one way or another.

Patience, on the other hand, leads to peace and happiness. We will never be disappointed
that we practiced patience. In fact, we will find that the greater our patience, the happier we are.

In this series of 8 classes, there will be an opportunity to learn precisely what is anger, how it arises, and why we should abandon it as well as the nature of patience, its benefits and how to practice being patient.

Everyone is welcome regardless of experience.

Class fee is $10
reduced rates available

Feb
22
Fri
2019
Olympia ~ Heart Jewel
Feb 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

This practice is the heart essence of Kadampa Buddhism. In the first part of the practice, we visualize our Spiritual Guide as Je Tsongkhapa and make prayers and requests to purify negativity, accumulate merit, and receive blessings. This prepares our mind for our meditation on Stages of the Path to Enlightenment. After the meditation, we make prayers to our Dharma Protector, Dorje Shugdän. Through this, we can overcome obstacles to our practice and create favorable conditions so that we can nurture and increase our pure Dharma realizations.

Olympia ~ Lunchtime Meditation
Feb 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Change your mind, change your day!

Through meditation, we learn to reduce stress and improve our mindfulness and concentration. This, in turn, makes us more relaxed, flexible and effective. In these classes, we will emphasize creating happiness for ourself by developing a peaceful mind. Experience for yourself the effect a peaceful mind has on your day.

Class fee is $8
Reduced rates are available
Free for members

This event has a Google Hangouts video call.
Join: https://hangouts.google.com/hangouts/_/meditateinolympia.org/ltm?hceid=bWVkaXRhdGVpbm9seW1waWEub3JnXzJwdmNuMzNzbnUwb3RjODBldGU4MTd1MDRnQGdyb3VwLmNhbGVuZGFyLmdvb2dsZS5jb20.hknged888tljtg6rut1hb550ss&hs=121

Death and Dying
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Death and Dying

New date: First class will be on February 22nd

We are alive, therefore we will die. This is a simple truth. We are not shocked when we hear these words. Yet, how much does death shape our life? We do not need to live in a state of constant fear of dying, nor do we need to die with regrets. We can balance the days in our life with a healthy understanding of death and we will find more meaning and happiness arising from our decisions.

We will be looking at Death and Dying over the course of 3 classes, each class being held on the 3rd Monday of the month. Each class will look at a different aspect of death and dying from the Buddhist perspective.

In this class, we will look at what is death and what we need to do if we want to be prepared.

Follow up classes will be held on March 15 and April 19

Feb
23
Sat
2019
Olympia ~ Heart Jewel
Feb 23 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

This practice is the heart essence of Kadampa Buddhism. In the first part of the practice, we visualize our Spiritual Guide as Je Tsongkhapa and make prayers and requests to purify negativity, accumulate merit, and receive blessings. This prepares our mind for our meditation on Stages of the Path to Enlightenment. After the meditation, we make prayers to our Dharma Protector, Dorje Shugdän. Through this, we can overcome obstacles to our practice and create favorable conditions so that we can nurture and increase our pure Dharma realizations.

Self-Control
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Self-Control

Would you like to have more self-control? This workshop will help you accomplish your goal of self-control! Before attending this workshop, we have an interesting point of consideration – who is in control when you lack self-control?

We will be looking at how impulses develop, how we can have control over them and how we can establish new habits that are in-line with our wishes and ambitions.

The topics covered are useful for everyone and can be easily applied. Everyone is welcome, regardless of background.

Class fee is $25
Reduced rate (50% off) for GP members, seniors, students, and unemployed.