Fort Worth Branch

Sunday Morning: 10:30-11:30am

The Women’s Club Of Fort Worth | Margret Mitchum Hall-Legacy Room | 1316 Pennsylvania Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76104
Enter from S. Ballinger | Take first right into parking lot | Enter through wooden doors shown in picture below

We also have a classes on:
Tuesday 7:00-8:30pm at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden
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The Women’s Club of Fort Worth  1316 Pennsylvania Ave. | Fort Worth, TX 76104  Enter from South Ballinger St.

What to Expect

Each class is perfect for beginners! They provide an introduction to meditation and support for starting to practice meditation, mindfulness, and applying Buddhist teachings in daily life.

Class  includes two guided meditations, a talk on Buddhism for everyday living, and time for Q&A. Although part of a monthly series, each class is stand alone. You can drop in at any time. Information on the monthly series can be found below.


MONTHLY TOPICS
 

March: Creating a Life Long Meditation Practice – Foundation for a Happy and Meaningful Life

Spiritual experience does not arise magically from the earth, nor does it fall from the sky. Meaningful spiritual growth depends on developing inner conditions from which we can harvest the crop of spiritual realizations. These inner conditions come from preliminary, or preparatory, practices like a farmer preparing soil for a crop to flourish.

In this four-part series you will learn how to enrich the soil of your mind and create the foundation of a life long meditation practice that brings meaning and peace to an otherwise busy and often chaotic world.

In March each class will be taught by a different teacher, offering you new insights into the teachings. Each teacher brings something special based on their understanding and experience. All of the teachers visiting this month have many years of experience practicing Buddhist meditation in daily life and in concentrated retreat for weeks at a time. Combined these teacher will bring decades of experience to share with you. We invite you to attend each week!

March Series Class Topics
Week 1- 3/10: Successful Meditation for Spiritual Living with Renee Adibi
Week 2- 3/17: Finding Blessings & Healing with Carol Salerno
Week 3- 3/24: Simple Steps for Effective Meditation and Transformation of Daily Life with John McKethan
Week 4- 3/31: The Buddhist Way of Loving Kindness with Gen Kelsang Menla


March 10: Successful Meditation for Spiritual Living 
Teacher: Renee Adibi
Preparation in any endeavor is an essential key for success. The preparatory practices for meditation preform three functions: they purify our mind, they accumulate great merit or positive energy bringing good fortune, and they open the door of our heart to the blessing of the Buddha’s. This class will explore the six preparatory practices for developing a successful meditation practice and happy life.

March 17: Finding Healing & Blessings  
Teacher: Carol Salerno 

We all have the potential to gain realizations of all the stages of the path to enlightenment. These potentials are like seeds in the field of our mind, and our meditation practice is like cultivating these seeds. However we never meditate alone! We are always meditating through the guidance and blessings of a teacher such as Buddha, through what is called 'Guru Yoga' in Sanskrit, or Relying Upon a Spiritual Guide in English. This class will introduce why we need to learn through a teacher and how we can receive greater inspiration and blessings through this meaningful relationship.

March 24th - Simple Steps to Transforming Your Life Practice of the Seven Limbs and Mandala Offering          
Teacher: John McKethan
Just as a body depends upon it's limbs, so too successful meditation and a happy life can be seen to depend upon 7 things. This class will give a simple and practical introduction to the 7 Limbs and offering a mandala, which are a special method to enriching our spiritual experience.

March 31st: The Buddhist Way of Loving Kindness
Teacher: Gen Kelsang Menla
Loving kindness is the essence of the Buddhist Way of Life and is perfectly explained in the Book The New Eight Steps to Happiness by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. The book itself is a commentary to an 11th century poem called Eight Steps of Training the Mind, written by the great Buddhist Master Bodhisattva Langri Tangpa. Gen Menla will give an introduction to the way of loving kindness explained in this book, which will open the door to a lifelong practice of training the mind, in love and compassion.


 

Enjoy this teaching given by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso during the International Kadampa Spring Festival 2009.
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Teacher

John McKethan has been studying and practicing for over 14 years and during that time has taught at several of our Metroplex locations. He brings a light-hearted yet sincere approach to teaching so that meditation and Buddhism is accessible for everyone. John currently teaches the Ft. Worth Sunday morning class. John is an executive with a technology company and has lived in Dallas/Ft.Worth for 50+ years. 

 
 

 

Cost  

By Donation on Sundays | No one turned away for lack of funds
Walk-Ins always  welcome!