Meditation classes in La Cañada

Friday 12:00pm - 1:00pm

1930 Foothill Blvd. Room 4, La Cañada, CA

January 4-25

NEW YEAR, NEW YOU!  The Buddhist approach to create deep and lasting change.

How Much Can We Change?

One frustration many people come up against is the prospect of making personal change. This time of year, we like making new year’s resolutions, and often for a short time, our resolve to change goes well. But it’s hard to make it stick.

As the changes we tried to make unwind, we may begin to think “I can’t change!” We may even see it as a pattern: wanting to change, trying to change, failing to change. And we stop trying.

Cultivating Our Capacity for Profound Change

Buddha explained that the reason we feel stuck in patterns of behavior is because we grasp at our nature as fixed and unchanging. When we think that way, change is hard to sustain.  Through putting Buddha’s teachings into practice, and cultivating our view in meditation, we discover that change is possible! We can let go of the underlying causes of our negative mental habits, and we discover positive change, even profound change, is possible. We can become the person we wish to be!

Jan. 4    Meditation and Profound Change
Jan. 11  Our Astounding Potential
Jan. 18  Are You Thinking Big Enough?
Jan. 25  Transforming Problems Into Opportunities
Feb 1 Joyful Life, Meaningful Life


February 8 Public Talk – Letting Go of Stress
February 15 Body of Light Meditation
February 22 The Art of Letting Go
March 1 Reality Check

Part 2: Transform Anxiety
March 8 Build Inner Strength
March 15 Confidence: Our Limitless Potential
March 22 Transform Fear with Compassion

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.

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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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