Meditation classes in La Cañada

Friday 12:00pm - 1:00pm

1930 Foothill Blvd. Room 4, La Cañada, CA


There is nothing wrong with desire. But uncontrolled desire is very painful. In this course we will explore methods to increase our good heart of love while reducing the jealousy, possessiveness and attachment that can wreak havoc on our relationships.

May 18     The Pain of Attachment, The Freedom of Love
May 25     Universalizing Love: The Practice of Equanimity
June 1       Anger, Attachment and Love: Purifying Our Relationships
June 8      The Trap of the Ego: Shining the Mind on Others
June 15     Overcoming the Pain of Jealousy: Rejoicing Practice
June 22    Insecurity vs. Confidence: Identifying with Our Highest Potential
June 29    Transforming the Needy Self: Letting Go of the Self We Normally See
July 6        Relationships as a Reflection of Our Mind: The Mirror of Dharma
July 13      Difficult Relationships as Opportunity: The Practice of Lojong

Taming the Monkey Mind: Training in Mindfulness and Concentration – starts July 20

Part 1:
July 20   Mindfulness: The Heart of Mind Training
July 27   Watching and Guarding the Mind
Aug 3     Overcoming Distractions


Aug 17   The Power of Intention
Part 2:
Aug 24   Focusing the Mind: The Benefits of Concentration
Aug 31   The Stages of Training in Concentration
Sept 7    A Meditation Practice: Gateway to Peace



About the Class
Class begins with a guided meditation, followed by a talk on a topic (listed above), and ends with another guided meditation. Everyone is welcome. No previous meditation experience is necessary. Free for YMCA members; $5 for non-members.

About the teacher

Susan de la Vergne

Susan has been studying and practicing Kadampa Buddhism since 2011 and began teaching in 2014. Susan is appreciated for her stories, humor, and practical advice, helping her students put Dharma teachings into practice in their daily lives.

  • Friday
  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
  • La Cañada
  • 1930 Foothill Blvd. Room 4, La Cañada, CA
  • $5 per class (free for YMCA members)

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