Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Discovering Buddhism - Module Eight - Establishing A Daily Pratice

  Saturdays: 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.  June (2nd+), 13th, 27th, July (2nd+),11th, 25th  (31st+), August  8th and 22nd.(Please note that all dates are subject to change.)

 In this module you will assemble the tools you need to develop a successful daily practice. Using Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s A Daily Meditation on Shakyamuni Buddha (also known as A Daily Meditation Practice) as a guide, become familiar with the elements necessary to generate realizations in the mind. Also, receive some tips for making every action of the day meaningful.

 

It is appropriate for beginners and does not assume that those who come for this course know anything at all about Buddhism. This course includes audio recordings, guided meditations, readings and discussion questions.

Suggested donation: $10 per session or $5 if you are a student or laid off.  All are welcome!     


You do not have to be Buddhist nor is prior attendance required.

+We will offer a Medicine Buddha puja for H. Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and for Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche's long lives on Tuesday, June 2nd 5:00 - 7:00 p.m., Thursday July 2nd 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. and Friday July 31st 5:00 - 7:00 p.m..


Location: First Unitarian Universalist Church (UUYO), 1105 Elm. St. (at Illinois), Youngstown, OH 44505.

 

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

New course: Meditation 101

Saturdays 3.00 - 5.00 p.m.
Jan. 3rd, (4th*), 17th, Feb. 28th Mar. 14th, 28th, Apr. (4th*), 11th and 25th.
(Please note that all dates are subject to change.)

Meditation 101 is an FPMT study program and is an introductory course on basic Buddhist meditation techniques for complete beginners. You will be introduced to a variety of meditations, such as breathing, mindfulness, visualization, and analytical meditation. All of these terms will be explained, as well as what kinds of skills we develop in meditation and how these might also be useful in our daily lives. It also includes audio recordings, readings, and discussion questions.    

You do not have to be Buddhist nor is prior attendance required.  All are welcome!

*We will offer a Medicine Buddha puja for H. Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and for Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche's long lives on Sunday Jan. 4th and Apr. 4th from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m..   All are welcome.

  Location: First Unitarian Universalist Church (UUYO), 1105 Elm. St. (enter Illinois St. side), Youngstown,     OH 4450

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Budddhism in a Nutshell

Saturdays 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.:  Sept.  27th, Oct. (8th+), 11th,  27th, Nov. (6th+), Nov. 8th and Dec.6th.

Buddhism in a Nutshell: This is an introductory course that provides a general overview of basic Buddhist philosophy and principles for complete beginners and is intended to provide a basis for more extensive study about Buddhism. It does not assume that those who participate in this course know anything at all about Buddhism or about meditation, but simply that there is an interest in learning something about Buddhism in its various forms and that a presentation in a Tibetan Mahayana context is appealing. However, the materials covered in this course should not be considered the property of beginners alone; the teachings offered here are profound and will be of benefit to even advanced students on the path to enlightenment.


  This course includes audio recordings, guided meditations, readings and discussion questions.

Suggested donation: $10 per session or $5 if you are a student or laid off.  All are welcome!     


You do not have to be Buddhist nor is prior attendance required.

+We will offer a Medicine Buddha puja for H. Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and for Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche's long lives on Thursday Nov. 6th 4:00 - 6:00 p.m..   All are welcome.

  Location: First Unitarian Universalist Church (UUYO), 1105 Elm. St. (enter Illinois St. side), Youngstown,     OH 4450.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Discovering Buddhism - Module Six - All About Karma

Saturdays: 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.  Jan. 4th, 11th, (15th+), 18th, Feb. 1st, (8th*) and (14th+).


This module aims to introduce you to the Buddhist concept of karma, the law of cause and effect, and what it means to take personal responsibility. Using examples from everyday life we will analyze how actions determine their results and cause us to experience either happiness or suffering. We will explore purification practices and establish a daily meditation on karma.




It is appropriate for beginners and does not assume that those who come for this course know anything at all about Buddhism. This course includes audio recordings, guided meditations, readings and discussion questions.

Suggested donation: $10 per session or $5 if you are a student or laid off.  All are welcome!     


You do not have to be Buddhist nor is prior attendance required.

+We will offer a Medicine Buddha puja for H. Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and for Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche's long lives on Wednesday, Jan. 15th, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m and Friday Feb. 14th 3:00 - 5:00 p.m..

*This we'll be the final session of "All about Karma" and consist of four meditations of approx. 45 minutes each from 12:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Location: First Unitarian Universalist Church (UUYO), 1105 Elm. St. (at Illinois), Youngstown, OH 44505

Monday, September 30, 2013

Discovering Buddhism - Module Five - Death and Rebirth

Saturdays: 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Oct. 12th, 26thNov. 2nd, 9th, 23rd and 30th.


Understand life, death and rebirth and the nature of mind.  Learn to use fear of death to overcome fear of death.  Discover how to use the certainty and imminence of death to enhance your quality of life.    Practice analytical and placement meditation.  See how the entire path to enlightenment hangs together as a cohesive whole and where the teachings on impermanence and death, the first and last that the Buddha gave, fit in.

It is appropriate for beginners and does not assume that those who come for this course know anything at all about Buddhism. This course includes audio recordings, guided meditations, readings and discussion questions.

Suggested donation: $10 per session or $5 if you are a student or laid off.  All are welcome!     


You do not have to be Buddhist nor is prior attendance required.



Location: First Unitarian Universalist Church (UUYO), 1105 Elm. St. (at Illinois), Youngstown, OH 44505

Monday, August 5, 2013

Discovering Buddhism - Module Four - The Spiritual Teacher

Saturdays 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.:  July 13th, 20th, 27th, Aug. 3rd, 10th,  24th & Sept. 14th, 21st. 

 (Please note: All dates are subject to change.)

In this module you will investigate the role of the teacher on the spiritual path: the need for a teacher, the qualities of a teacher, the qualities of a student, and how to relate to a teacher for greatest benefit in one’s spiritual life. You will consider the challenges we face when thinking of entering into a “guru-disciple” relationship and learn how to overcome these skillfully.

The session on Sept. 21st will be an intensive pratice on The Spiritual Teacher consisting of six meditations of 45 minutes.

      

It is appropriate for beginners and does not assume that those who come for this course know anything at all about Buddhism. This course includes audio recordings, guided meditations, readings and discussion questions.

Suggested donation: $10 per session or $5 if you are a student or laid off.  All are welcome!     



You do not have to be Buddhist nor is prior attendance required.

Location: First Unitarian Universalist Church (UUYO), 1105 Elm. St. (at Illinois), Youngstown, OH 44505

Monday, May 13, 2013

Discovering Buddhism - Module Three - Presenting the Path

Saturdays 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.: Apr. 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th May 4th, 18th, 25th, June 1st.
 
(Note: All dates are subject to change.)

In this module you will get an overview of the entire Tibetan Buddhist path to awakening.  Study the life story of the Buddha and discover a unique system for putting Buddhist Philosophy into practice - the lim-rim or "graduated path to enlightenment".  It is appropriate for beginners and does not assume that those who come for this course know anything at all about Buddhism. This course includes audio recordings, guided meditations, readings and discussion questions.

Suggested donation: $10 per session or $5 if you are a student or laid off.       

All are welcome! You do not have to be Buddhist nor is prior attendance required