Meditation Workshops at the World Peace Temple
These meditation workshops are perfect to help you learn to meditate and gain practical experience with applying meditative thinking to all areas of your life.
Saturday from 10am-1pm
Cost: $20 per person
Frequently Asked Questions
I’ve never been to a meditation class/workshop before.
I've never been to a meditation class before. what should I expect?
Our meditation classes are very accessible. You do not need to bring any mats or wear any special clothing. We provide both cushions and chairs, and there is no physical exercise, yoga, or stretching involved.
How should I dress?
Feel free to come however you are comfortable. We ask people to remove shoes and hats when you enter the meditation room.
What do I need to bring to the meditation workshop/class?
Nothing in particular, but some people like to take notes so you may wish to bring a notepad and pen.
If I’m a complete beginner, should I attend this workshop?
Yes, our meditation workshops are perfect for everyone. This course, in particular is a great way to begin a meditation practice – no previous experience is necessary.
Do I need to be Buddhist to attend?
No, our meditation workshops are presented in a way that is accessible to everyone, and no religious obligation is required.
What are some benefits of attending meditation classes?
Through sincerely training in meditation on the teachings given in these classes you will attain spiritual realizations, which lead you to permanent liberation from all the sufferings of this life and countless future lives. There is no greater meaning than this. Even temporarily, whenever you experience problems, unpleasant feelings, depression or unhappiness you can solve these problems immediately by transforming your mind into peace through your meditation practice. The benefits of meditation are immeasurable.
December 11 | Developing Confidence
with Meditation Teacher, Rebecca Rehorn
Confidence is key. When we have confidence, we can overcome anything. The teachings from Buddhist psychology explain how to cultivate confidence in three things: our own potential, our practice of meditation and our ability to overcome our painful ways of thinking called “delusions”. Through cultivating these forms of self-confidence, we will oppose discouragement and low self-esteem. In addition, these encouraged attitudes will give us tremendous, joyful energy in our meditative life. This will allow us to have a healthy, vibrant meditation practice that can continue day after day, bringing incredible meaning to our life.
No experience is necessary.
May 7, 2022 | Overcoming Anxiety
We need to learn what we can and cannot control. When we emphasize controlling our mind instead of just external things, we feel empowered. Anxiety principally occurs when we feel we cannot find happiness inside ourselves, and this can be worked on through training. ln this half-day workshop, we will explore how to accept the anxiety we are dealing with, and kindly work with ourselves and our mind to gradually reduce and eventually abandon it. In particular, we will see how we can use special, time-tested meditation techniques to accomplish this inner freedom.
September 10, 2022 | Love Without Pain
Pure love can be trained in, and will only bring us happiness. Why do our relationships cause us pain? It is because we have a mind of uncontrolled desire, or attachment, instead of a mind of love. By distinguishing their differences, we will uncover a way to always have healthy, happy relationships. Learning to truly love without conditions will awaken our heart and our good nature. This course will also help us begin to heal suffering that has been caused by our uncontrolled desire in the past.
November 26, 2022 | Stand up to Anger
Stand up to anger. Learn the art of acceptance. Patient acceptance is not gritting our teeth and putting up with things. Instead, it means learning to wholeheartedly welcome whatever arises in our life. Instead of constantly getting upset about inconveniences and running away from difficulties, we can learn to respond confidently and strongly to whatever challenges we encounter. The teachings on how to practice patient acceptance dissolve away the intensity of our anger. We can learn why anger and non-acceptance only cause problems in our life and how to develop an intention to let these experiences go. In addition, we can see where anger comes from psychologically and how to oppose it in a healthy and thorough way.
December 10, 2022 | Awakening the Heart
Buddha is an inspiring example of what is possible for all of us. He shared from his own experience an inner path to true freedom and happiness – a path of development of the heart – through the practice of meditation.
We need to learn to carry our meditation experience into all areas of our life. A great place to practice this is within our spiritual community. Our spiritual friends bring us so much inspiration and encouragement, but also challenge us in so many ways. These challenges are perfect opportunities for transformation, development and awakening the heart.