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Learn to meditate
Kadampa Meditation Center Houston
The purpose of meditation is to make our mind calm and peaceful. If our mind is peaceful, we will be free from worries and mental discomfort, and so we will experience true happiness; but if our mind is not peaceful, we will find it very difficult to be happy, even if we are living in the very best conditions. If we train in meditation, our mind will gradually become more and more peaceful, and we will experience a purer and purer form of happiness. Eventually, we will be able to stay happy all the time, even in the most difficult circumstances. You can join this retreat at any time that fits your schedule. The three sessions will be available for one week after the original broadcast.
For people with a special interest in learning to meditate, we have developed a special meditation program. This retreat is part of the special meditation program that we have at KMC Houston. The program is designed to help people improve and enjoy meditation practice. As part of this program we are offering four unique online urban meditation retreats. The retreats are approximately every six weeks (September 19, October 31, December 27, and February 13).
The retreats coincide with the conclusion of each of the four unique series of meditation classes that we hold on Thursday nights. You can drop in for any Thursday Meditation Class. These classes are structured as a set of brief series of topics. Attending the whole series will let you understand an aspect of meditation. The subjects include: Introduction to Buddhist Meditation (Aug 13 - Sept 17), Foundations of a Strong Meditation Practice (Sept 24 - Oct 29), Meditation and Mindfulness (Nov 5 - Dec 17), & How to Practice Buddhist Meditation (Jan 7 - Feb 11). Check our online calendar for more information about these classes. There is no attendance requirement. You do not need to attend the classes in order.
You can join the classes and retreats as you like. The structure was prepared to allow people to enjoy meditation and to improve their practice, while still allowing people to join at any time. The class series and retreats will be repeated again in the fall. This means everyone who has the wish can attend all 24 classes and develop a strong understanding of meditation and have the benefit of guided meditation. [Organizer's description]