Fall 2018 - Spring 2019
 

Tuesdays, October 9, 16, 23 - Intro to Meditation

In this foundational class you will learn and practice: various meditation postures, the “Three Foundation Stones”, the “Five Fingers of Zen” and the “Seven Eyes of Meditation”. This class is recommended as a prerequisite to all other classes and trainings at the temple. You must register for all three sessions.

Suggested Donation: $75
Pre-registraction required by emailing An Su at mindfulcommunity@gmail.com

Saturday, October 13th - 10 AM - 12 PM - Fundamentals of Buddhism

This is a class for those new to Buddhism who want to learn something of the basic principles and practices. Participants will learn about the Three Marks of the Dharma, the Four Noble Truths, The Noble Eightfold Path, and the Four Immeasurables, as well as some of the basic protocols of temple practice. In addition, some very basic meditation instruction will be given.

Suggested Donation: $25
Pre-registration required by emailing hungsu.sampson@gmail.com

Saturday, October 20th - 10 AM - Introduction to Pure Land Chanting

Pure Land Buddhism is one of the largest schools of the Practice. Pure Land is also intimately connected with the Chan/Zen school. Chanting has always been an important part of the experience of Pure Land Buddhism. Please join us at the Grand Rapids Buddhist temple for an introduction to the practice of Pure Land Buddhism chanting. The event will be guided by Ven. Hung Su.

Suggested Donation: $25
Pre-registration required by emailing hungsu.sampson@gmail.com

Saturday, November 10th - 9 AM - 12 PM - Vegetarianism and Buddhism

There are some Buddhist sects that promote vegetarianism and some do not. Where does the First Precept allow for the consumption of meat? In this class we will explore the historical and cultural roots of vegetarianism in Buddhism and discuss the implications from both a spiritual and a health perspective. Led by Rev. Suseon Kathryn Doran-Fisher, Dharma Teacher and Certified Naturopath.

Suggested Donation $25
Pre-registration required by emailing Suseon at kdoranfisher@gmail.com

Tuesdays, November 13 and 20 - 7 PM - 9 PM - Intermediate Buddhism Class

This class will be available to anyone who has completed the class on Beginning Buddhism taught by Hung Su. The class will delve deeper into key Buddhist principles valuable to developing and expanding your unique practice.

Cost: $50 per person, $80 per couple for both days
Class taught by Ven. Dr. Ahm Koh Beighley Su

Saturday, December 1 - 8 AM - 12 PM - Intro to Meditation

In this foundational class you will learn and practice: various meditation postures, the “Three Foundation Stones”, the “Five Fingers of Zen” and the “Seven Eyes of Meditation”. This class is recommended as a prerequisite to all other classes and trainings at the temple.

Suggested Donation: $50
Pre-registraction required by emailing An Su at mindfulcommunity@gmail.com

Saturday, January 19 - 10 AM - 12 PM - Fundamentals of Buddhism

This is a class for those new to Buddhism who want to learn something of the basic principles and practices. Participants will learn about the Three Marks of the Dharma, the Four Noble Truths, The Noble Eightfold Path, and the Four Immeasurables, as well as some of the basic protocols of temple practice. In addition, some very basic meditation instruction will be given.

Suggested Donation: $25
Pre-registration required by emailing hungsu.sampson@gmail.com

Exploring Truth - Women’s Spiritual Wellness Group
Sunday Afternoons 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

This discussion group will be a consolidation of immediately applicable ideas from Buddhism, neuroscience and western psychotherapy. Materials for discussion by Pema Chodron, Ram Dass, Sharon Salzburg, Thich Nhat Hanh, Mark Nepo and others.

March 10th - Week One - Waking Up/Contemplative living
March 17th - Week Two - Suffering/Rumination, worry and self-talk
March 24th - Week Three - Compassion/Forgiveness/Right View/Buddhist principles
March 31st - Week Four - The art of stillness/Achieving equanimity/Mindfulness practices
April 28th - Week Five - Neurotheology/Faith and the brain/Easter and Western spirituality
May 19th - Week Six - Resiliency/Life as practice/Happiness and the mind

All materials provided and includes articles from various sources, videos, podcasts and films. Cost is $60.00. Held at the Grand Rapids Buddhist Temple and Zen Center where all proceeds will be donated. Woman of all faiths and beliefs are invited to participate. Group size is limited to only eight women, so register early. This discussion group is facilitated by Susan Massaro McFarland.

For additional information or to register, email: susan@susanmcfarland.com or visit www.susanmcfarland.com.