Live a Thoughtful and Spiritual Life

Live a Thoughtful and Spiritual Life

Time: Tuesdays 11.00 am – 12.30 pm

Cost: $12 per class – No charge for Members

Weekly meditation classes offer practical methods to improve the quality of our lives through meditation and especially learning new ways of thinking. You can learn how to develop and improve your experience of happiness and inner peace. No previous experience is necessary. Everyone is welcome!

All the weekly classes are currently offered online. Many of the regular classes use Prayers for Meditation to help calm the mind and fill us with inspiring energy. You can find a copy in our online shop.

Booking will stay open until 30 minutes after the start of the course. You will receive a zoom link in the confirmation email to join the live-streamed class. Please email registration@meditateinToronto.com if any questions or difficulties.

* All our online events are open to either anyone who would have booked to attend in person under normal pre-pandemic circumstances or residents of Manitoba. For a centre near you, click here. *

FAQs

Each of the weekly meditation classes begins with a guided breathing meditation to settle the mind, brief prayers, a talk and then a second guided meditation on the class topic. Class topics can be found in each weekly class description.
No. All our weekly meditation classes are open to everyone regardless of spiritual orientation.
No. Attend as many as you wish. Each class is self-contained, so you do not need to attend the previous class or classes in order to follow the class you wish to attend.
Each weekly class is $12 for non-members. There is no charge for members – KMCC membership starts at $50/month (click here).

Live a thoughtful and spiritual life

What is the ultimate, supreme goal of human life? We should ask ourself what we consider to be most important – what do we wish for, strive for or daydream about?  We normally want to be happy all the time, but do we have a clear answer on how to do this?  In this series of three thought provoking classes, investigate these questions and seek answers using Buddha’s spiritual line of reasoning and analysis.

April 6 – A thoughtful life

Why do we need to practise Buddha’s teachings?According to Buddhist basic view, the real source of happiness is inner peace. Through practising Buddha’s teachings we can develop and maintain a peaceful mind all the time. Consider whether we concur that we can fulfil our wish to be truly happy only by putting Buddha’s teachings into practice. Meditation: Determination to apply the spiritual teaching all the time.

April 13 – A meaningful life

Learn the nature and function of our mind correctly and we would clearly understand the existence of our future lives. Why do I need to be concerned for my future lives? Since future lives are countless, now is the opportunity to live our present precious human life meaningfully. Meditation: Determination to prepare protection now from the dangers of lower rebirth

April 20 – A purposeful life

Why do we need permanent liberation from suffering?
Is it enough just to experience a temporary liberation from particular sufferings some of the time? It is definitely not enough, according to the Mahayana Buddhist principle. Be inspired to seek permanent liberation from all sufferings for both ourself and others. Meditation: Great Compassion

April 27: No Class – Coming under the Umbrella of Buddhism Retreat

About the Teacher: Rose Hirano – Rose is a sincere practitioner who has been practising for almost 20 years and teaching for over 10 years. She is a student on the Teacher Training Program and explains Buddha’s teachings in a practical way that is easily applicable to everyone’s busy daily life. Rose is a warm-hearted and dedicated volunteer member of the spiritual community at KMC Canada. Rose teaches the Tuesday Morning class as well as some Saturday courses.