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Due to the current Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemie, the monday program is temporarily suspended. More information can be found here.

Drop-in Meditation class with Gen Kelsang Palden,
Mondays, 7-8:30 pm (19:00 – 20:30 Uhr)

Meditation is essential for human happiness. Happiness depends on a peaceful mind, and a peaceful mind comes from meditation. You can find the happy meaningful life you long for through practising meditation especially designed for busy modern life.

The meditations and teachings are suitable for everyone, both beginner and advanced. They improve both physical and emotional well-being and give a basic introduction to an authentic spiritual path.

Each class is self-contained, no prior experience or registration required. Everybody welcome!

Our next series

March - How can we respond to the problems of the world?

How can we respond to the problems of the world?

Become the person you want to be for this world!

Climate instability, violence, poverty, wars … our world is in crisis, the extent of suffering is overwhelming. Many people are overwhelmed by what they see in the news every day, some react with helplessness, frustration, some take refuge in constant distractions by Smartphone, Netflix etc., and others withdraw emotionally.

Buddha’s profound analysis of the nature and the cause of suffering enables us to react with the exact opposite of helplessness! We can develop wisdom and a powerful positive energy to address crises and to solve our problems. By developing a spiritual perspective to difficult situations then solutions become tangible!

A modern spiritual path – these are the topics:

2.3. with Gen Kelsang Palden,
9.3. with Bernd Lassacher,
16.3., 23.3. with Gen Kelsang Palden,
30.3. with Bernd Lassacher

April - Difficult conversations

Difficult Conversations

When faced with having to have difficult conversations we may try avoiding them, or we may repress our true feelings, or we may lash out in anger, or all of the above! Ultimately, none of these approaches will lead to happiness. Buddha emphasized the need for skillful and beneficial actions in all circumstances, and in particular he taught four special approaches to dealing with difficulties. Known as the four “siddhis”, or attainments, these four types of enlightened action will empower us with the energy and skill we need to deal with conflict and confrontation. They will allow us to navigate even the most challenging situations calmly and wisely, and they will allow us to speak with clarity and compassion.

The individual dates:
April 6th What Creates a Difficult Conversation?
April 13th Bank Holiday – No class
April 20th Overcoming the Fear of Being Rejected
April 27th The Power to Pacify and Inspire, do not Holding Back

May - Living with Ease - finding real freedom through wisdom

Living with Ease – finding real freedom through wisdom

In this series you will learn powerful meditations with which we can become completely free of blockages, painful thoughts and feelings and find deep inner peace.

We will explore Buddha’s teaching on the true nature of reality and find out how to find true inner freedom by understanding the illusion-like nature of things. This wisdom will enable us to free ourselves from all problems and fears and to live joyfully and lightheartedly and become the person we have always wanted to be.

In this series you will learn powerful meditations with which we can become completely free of painful thoughts and feelings that are internal obstacles to finding deep inner peace.
We will explore Buddha’s teaching on the true nature of reality and find out how to find freedom by understanding the illusion-like nature of all things. This wisdom will enable you to free yourself from all problems and fears and to live joyfully and lightheartedly thereby becoming the person you have always wanted to be.

„We shall be able to live in the conventional world without grasping at it. We shall treat it lightly, and have the flexibility of mind to respond to every situation in a constructive way. Knowing that whatever appears to our mind is mere appearance, when attractive objects appear we shall not grasp at them and develop attachment, and when unattractive objects appear we shall not grasp at them and develop aversion or anger.“

 – Geshe Kelsang Gyatso in Modern Buddhism

The individual dates:

May: 4th, 11th (with Bernd Lassacher), 18th

The Teacher

These classes are taught by Gen Kelsang Palden, a German buddhist monk and the resident teacher at Kadampa Meditation Centre Austria. Gen Palden is an experienced practitioner and inspires people to study and practice Buddhism.

Further informations

Each class contains a breathing meditation, a lecture, a short discussion and a concluding meditation. You can choose to sit either on a chair or cushion. After the class you will have the opportunity to ask questions over a convivial cup of tea – we will love to take time for you.

Quick Info

  • When

    Monday evening
    7 – 8.30 pm, 19 – 20:30 Uhr

  • How you can find us

    Tram 5 Burggasse
    Tram 49 Zieglergasse/Westbahnstraße
    Metro U6 Burggasse
    Metro U3 Zieglergasse

  • Costs

    9 Euro/ 6 Euro reduced (students, pensioner, unemployed)

    Tip: „Small monthly card“ include all meditations from Mo – Su for  25 € / month

  • Further Questions?

    For regular infos please join our meet-up group Buddhist meditation classes in Vienna Buddhist meditation classes in Vienna

    Do you have questions? Please feel free to contact us tel +43 1 911 18 41 or send us an E-Mail to info@buddha.at

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