November 1 – Letting Go of Worries: Clarity of the Mind Meditation
November 8 – Handling Difficult People with Confidence: The Practice of Patience
November 15 – Breathing Stress Away: The OM AH HUM Meditation
November 22 – No Class: Thanksgiving Holiday
November 29 – Using Meditation and Buddhist Practice to Enjoy Our Workplace
December 6 – Improving Self-Esteem through Meditation
December 13 – Creating Beauty and Peace: The Meditation on Love
December 20 – From Scrooge to Santa: The Practice of Generosity
December 27 – No Class: Holiday Break
January 3 – No Class: Holiday Break
Our meditation classes are designed to give a broad introduction to Buddhist meditation, ideas, and practice. A typical class consists of two guided meditations, a teaching on a Buddhist topic, and optional class discussion. This class is open to everyone and is a perfect place to start if you are new to Buddhism and/or meditation, but can also form the basis for a systematic study of Buddhist practice. Drop-ins are welcome. Please come whenever you like!
Classes take place at the Pittsburgh Friends Meetinghouse in Shadyside. Classes take place upstairs in the Fell Room, or sometimes in the Fox Room.
Julie Francisco is the Resident Teacher of Kalpa Bhadra Kadampa Buddhist Center. Julie has studied and taught Kadampa Buddhism for many years. She has also engaged in extensive meditation retreat and is well-qualified to introduce others into Buddha’s teachings and meditation practices. She previously served as the Education Program Coordinator at Amitayus Kadampa Buddhist Center in Philadelphia while also working a regular job in the corporate sector. Julie shows a clear example of how to be a modern, lay Buddhist practitioner in a busy city, and presents Buddha’s teachings in an eloquent and inspiring manner.