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Meditation Classes & Courses

      1. Meditation & Modern Buddhism Classes (Tuesdays & Fridays 7.30-8.45pm)
      2. Half-day Courses (twice a month, Saturday or Sunday 2-5pm)
      3. Refresh Meditation (twice a month, Thursdays 7-7.45pm)
      4. Weekend Course(7.30pm Fri 29 Nov - 12am Sun 1 Dec)
      5. Meditation in Osaka
      6. Foundation Program (twice a month, Wednesdays 19-21pm)

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Meditation & Modern Buddhism Classes

Suitable for everyone, these classes focus on how to meditate and use Buddhist understanding to solve daily problems. Give your mind a treat! Experience some inner calm. Everyone is welcome!

Tuesdays & Fridays 7.30-8.45pm, ¥1,500 per class (concessions ¥1,000)

*No booking required

August: Fri 30

September: Tue 3 / Fri 6 / Tue 10 / Fri 13 / Tue 17

October: Tue 8 / Fri 11 (canceled) / Tue 15 / Fri 18 / Tue 22 / Fri 25 / Tue 29

November: Fri 1 / Tue 5 / Fri 8 / Tue 12 / Fri 15 / Tue 19 / Fri 22 / Tue 26

December: Fri 6 / Tue 10 / Fri 13 / Tue 17 / Fri 20 / Tue 24 / Fri 27

Teacher: Gen Losang Kelsang

 

Venue: 2F Vogue Daikanyama II, 13-4 Daikanyamacho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

 

Topics

Fri 30 Aug: What We Should Abandon - What causes suffering?

The main cause of our suffering is our deluded minds, especially our self-grasping. If we abandon our self-grasping permanently, all our suffering and problems of this life and of countless future lives will cease permanently. How can we do this?

Tue 3 Sep: What We Should Practise - What is a true spiritual path?

A spiritual path is an inner path, or spiritual realization, that leads us to the pure happiness of liberation and enlightenment. How do we train in such paths?

Fri 6 Sep: What We Should Attain - Permanent freedom from suffering is possible

Buddha said we should not be satisfied with merely temporary freedom from particular sufferings but apply great effort to attaining permanent freedom from all suffering. Only by following a correct spiritual path can we accomplish this freedom.

Tue 10 Sep: Training in Affectionate Love - Developing affectionate love for all living beings

Buddha taught how to develop and maintain a warm heart and a feeling of being close to all living beings without exception. This affectionate love makes our mind pure and balanced, and prepares the foundation for generating cherishing love for all living beings.

Fri 13 Sep: Training in Cherishing Love - Equalizing self and others

When we train in equalizing self and others we are learning to believe that the happiness and freedom of ourself and all other living beings are equally important. Learning to cherish others is the best solution to our daily problems, and is the source of all our future happiness and good fortune.

Tue 17 Sep: Training in Cherishing Love - Exchanging self with others

This profound practice enables us to change our perspective at a very deep level so that eventually we spontaneously believe that the happiness and freedom of each and every other living being are far more important than our own.

Tue 8 Oct: Training in Wishing Love - Wishing the very best for everyone

By training in wishing love we will genuinely wish for all living beings to attain the pure and everlasting happiness of enlightenment and make a strong determination to work for this aim.

Fri 11 Oct: Training in Universal Compassion - Being truly compassionate (canceled)

Universal compassion is a mind that sincerely wishes to liberate all living beings from suffering permanently. We can develop this mind spontaneously by training in special meditations taught by Buddha.

Tue 15 Oct: Training in Actual Bodhichitta - Becoming a friend of the world

We become a Bodhisattva, a true friend of the world, by developing the supreme good heart known as bodhichitta. This is a spontaneous wish to attain enlightenment for the benefit of all living beings. There is no greater beneficial intention than this precious mind.

Fri 18 Oct: Training in the Six Perfections - Six steps to enlightenment

When we train in the six perfections of giving, moral discipline, patience, effort, concentration and wisdom we are training in the actual path to enlightenment. Through following this path with the vehicle of bodhichitta we shall definitely reach the state of enlightenment.

Tue 22 Oct: Training in Taking in Conjunction with the Practice of the Six Perfections - Taking on suffering

Through special meditations with a mind of sincere compassion we imagine ourself taking on others’ sufferings.This practice leads to an especially deep realization of compassion and bodhichitta.

Fri 25 Oct: Training in Giving in Conjunction with the Practice of the Six Perfections - Giving pure happiness

This training in giving is a special meditation on wishing love that sincerely wishes all living beings to attain real happiness – the pure and everlasting happiness of liberation and enlightenment.

Tue 29 Oct: What is Emptiness? - The way things really are

Buddha said that all phenomena are mere appearances to mind, totally dependent on the minds that perceive them. Their ultimate nature is emptiness. How can we understand this, and what does it mean for us?

Fri 1 Nov: The Emptiness of our Body - The emptiness of our body

When we become familiar with meditation on the emptiness of the body, our grasping at our body will be reduced, we will experience far less suffering, anxiety and frustration in relation to our body, our physical tension will diminish and our health will improve.

Tue 5 Nov: The Emptiness of our Mind - Mind is the nature of emptiness

By contemplating, ‘All phenomena that appear to my mind are the nature of my mind. My mind is the nature of emptiness,’ we will eventually gain an undefiled wisdom that directly realizes the emptiness of all phenomena.

Fri 8 Nov: The Emptiness of our I - How to stop grasping at I

The object we grasp at most strongly is our self or I. By understanding and meditating on the emptiness of our I, this grasping will reduce and eventually cease altogether. Then we will be permanently free from all suffering.

Tue 12 Nov: The Emptiness which is Empty of Eight Extremes - Freedom from extremes

Learn eight special meditations that help us to reduce and eventually eradicate eight different aspects of our self-grasping.

Fri 15 Nov: Conventional and Ultimate Truths - Rest your mind in the experience of emptiness

Lean how to meditate on emptiness without obstruction, like an eagle soaring through the vast expanse of the sky with only minimal effort to maintain its flight.

Tue 19 Nov: The Union of the Two Truths - A powerful method to weaken our self-grasping

Learn the meaning of Buddha’s teaching in the Heart Sutra - ‘Form is not other than emptiness’ - and discover an especially powerful meditation to weaken our self-grasping.

Fri 22 Nov: The Practice of Emptiness in our Daily Activities - Learning to live lightly

Discover how through training in emptiness we can live in the conventional world without grasping at it, treat it lightly, and have the flexibility of mind to respond to every situation in a constructive way.

Tue 26 Nov: A Simple Training in Ultimate Bodhichitta - A simple meditation on emptiness for daily life

Learn a simple meditation on ultimate truth emptiness that we can easily incorporate into our daily life and thus continuously reduce our self-grasping, the source of all suffering.

Fri 6 Dec: Examination of our Lamrim practice - Examining our spiritual progress

For our spiritual practice to be authentic and yield genuine results we need to examine our progress from time to time and evaluate the efficacy of our meditation. Learn how to do this.

Tue 10 Dec, Fri 13 Dec, Tue 17 Dec, Fri 20 Dec, Tue 24 Dec & Fri 27 Dec:

Topics will be posted soon.

 

Half-day Courses

Saturday or Sunday 2-5pm (twice a month), ¥2,500 per class (concessions ¥1,700)

*No booking required

Dates: Sun 1 & Sat 14 Sep, Sun 20 & Sat 26 Oct, Sun 10 & Sat 23 Nov, Sat 7 Dec

Teacher: Gen Losang Kelsang

 

Venue: 2F Vogue Daikanyama II, 13-4 Daikanyamacho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

 

Topics

Sun 1 Sep: Learn a daily meditation practice to let go of stress

Stress and anger are common experiences in modern life. These painful feelings can easily arise when we encounter difficult situations at work, with friends or family. In this two half-day courses you learn very practically different methodes and meditation techniques to let go of stress and anger. Each session will start and conclude with a meditation session.

Sat 14 Sep: Learn a daily meditation practice to let go of anger

Stress and anger are common experiences in modern life. These painful feelings can easily arise when we encounter difficult situations at work, with friends or family. In this two half-day courses you learn very practically different methodes and meditation techniques to let go of stress and anger. Each session will start and conclude with a meditation session.

Sun 20 Oct: Improve your concentration through meditation part 1

Concentration is essential for all our worldly and spiritual activities. Through concentration we improve the quality of our life and well-being. In this two half-day courses you learn basic meditation techniques to improve your concentration. Each session will start and conclude with a meditation session.

Sat 26 Oct: Improve your concentration through meditation part 2

Concentration is essential for all our worldly and spiritual activities. Through concentration we improve the quality of our life and well-being. In this two half-day courses you learn basic meditation techniques to improve your concentration. Each session will start and conclude with a meditation session.

Sun 10 Nov: Stay calm when things go wrong

When things don’t work out the way we want them to our usual reaction is to become upset or disappointed. But this just makes us feel bad and less able to deal with the situation. Through meditation we can learn to accept whatever happens with a calm and peaceful mind that helps us to stay positive and turn any situation, however difficult, to our advantage. Each session will start and conclude with a meditation session.

Sat 23 Nov: Letting go of the past

We often have trouble letting go of painful events in our past. We feel that they define us and affect how we respond to our current life situations. Through applying wisdom and training in meditation, we can illuminate the real source of pain and difficulty within our minds and learn to release it completely, leaving us with a tremendous feeling of relief and joy. Each session will start and conclude with a meditation session.

Sat 7 Dec: How do we let go of feeling hurt?

This half day course will explore how we can learn to let go of mental pain, and come to accept our past and feel more confident and hopeful about our future. The teachings given will show how we can apply the timeless wisdom of Buddha’s teachings for the mind and start to transform our life from within. Each session will start and conclude with a meditation session.

 

Refresh Meditation

Applying timeless Buddhist wisdom to our busy modern daily life and refresh our mind.

Thursdays 7-7.45pm (twice a month), ¥800 per class (concessions ¥500)

*No booking required

Dates: Thu 19 & Thu 26 Sep, Thu 10 & Thu 24 Oct, Thu 7 & Thu 21 Nov, Thu 19 Dec

Teacher: Janet Yeh

 

Venue: 2F Vogue Daikanyama II, 13-4 Daikanyamacho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

 

Weekend Course

Emptiness - Choose your reality

Buddha taught that other than the perception of the world that we see, there is no world. Our perception determines our reality. By learning to see our world in a more positive way it becomes a more positive world.

Gen Losang will introduce us to practical methods taught by Buddha to improve our view of ourself and our world and thus improve both.

7.30pm Fri 29 Nov - 12.30am Sun 1 Dec

*Booking is recommended as seats are limited. Please click here for booking.
*Please note that the application may not be accepted due to over capacity. Thank you for your understanding.
*Our centre can't provide services such as accommodations or meals.

Teacher: Gen Losang Kelsang

 

Venue: 2F Vogue Daikanyama II, 13-4 Daikanyamacho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

 

Timetable
Fri 29 November: Introduction 7.30 – 8.45pm
Sat 30 November:
[ Session 1 ] 10 - 11am
[ Session 2 ] 11.30 - 12.30am
[Lunch Break] 12.30am - 2.30pm
[ Session 3 ] 2.30 - 3.30pm
[ Session 4 ] 4 - 5pm
Sun 1 December:
[ Session 1 ] 10 - 11am
[ Session 2 ] 11.30 - 12.30am
Fee for each days
Whole course: (Adults) ¥7,400 (*concessions) ¥5,000
Saturday only: (4 sessions): Adults ¥4,800 (*concessions ¥3,200) Partial attendance is possible
Sunday only: (2 sessions): Adults ¥2,500 (*concessions ¥1,700) Partial attendance is possible
Friday only: Introduction, 1 session: (Adults) ¥1,500 (*concessions) ¥1,000
*concessions: Students, unemployed, FP students in Tokyo

 

Meditation in Osaka

Meditation in Osaka With Matt Lucas

Where

Slow Care Parlour, Yoshimoto Bldg. 3rd fl, Nakazaki-cho, Kita-ku, Osaka

Access map (scroll to bottom of page):

https://www.organicbotanics.jp/salon/

Cost

(Adults) ¥2,500 (Concessions) ¥1,700 (includes refreshments)

3.15 - 4.15pm Session 1
4.15 - 4.45pm Tea break
4.45 - 5.45pm Session 2

When

  • 13th October (Sun) : Compassion is the best medicine
  • 24th November (Sun): How to develop a heart of wisdom

 

The teachings in Osaka are based on those from the renowned Buddhist Master, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, founder of the New Kadampa Tradition. The sessions are led by Matt Lucas, a native English-speaker and long-term resident of the Kansai region, who has been practising Buddhist meditation for twenty years.

Everyone is warmly welcomed, including non-native speakers and people of all spiritual inclinations, as well as those with no spiritual background and complete beginners.

The workshops are held in a yoga studio near Umeda. Not only is the central location easily accessible, but it is also a perfect space conducive to meditation. Come and join us in this oasis of peace in the heart of the city!

Check Meetup for further details: Meditate in Osaka (Meetup)
Join us on Facebook: Kadampa Meditation in Osaka (Facebook)
Further activities in Tokyo: http://kadampa.jp/en/
International website: http://kadampa.org

Foundation Program

An opportunity to systematically study and meditate on the essential teachings of Buddhism.

Wednesdays 7-9pm (twice a month), ¥6,500 per class (concessions ¥4,500)

*Registration is required to attend

Dates: Wed 4 & Wed 11 Sep, Wed 16 & Wed 30 Oct, Wed 13 & Wed 27 Nov, Wed 4 & Wed 11 Dec

Teacher: Gen Losang Kelsang

 

Venue: 2F Vogue Daikanyama II, 13-4 Daikanyamacho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

 

Foundation Program (FP) provides an opportunity to systematically study and meditate on the essential teachings of Buddhism. It enables us to deepen our understanding and apply in practice what we have learnt to our daily life.

We will have great confidence in our own ability to meditate and transform all circumstances into the spiritual path. This will bring peace of mind and great benefit to both ourself and to those around us. (About FP please e-mail us to epc@kadampa.jp