Kadampa Meditation Center offering “Improving Relationships” meditation classes each Sunday at The Royal

Julie Francisco of the Kadampa Meditation Center in Philadelphia will be offering a series of meditation classes focused on improving interpersonal relationships at The Royal on Sunday mornings through April 23.

Each class is offered from 11:00am – 12:00pm at 1 S. Easton Road, Glenside.

Upcoming sessions include “Dealing with Difficult People” on March 26, “Opening Our Heart: Meditation on Cherishing Others” on April 2, “How to Meditate on Love” on April 9, “Letting Go of Anger” on April 16, and “How to Start a Daily Meditation Practice” on April 23.

The cost for an individual class is $15. For tickets to all six weeks, the cost is $80. For tickets to Sunday’s session, you can click here. For tickets to the series, you can click here.

For more on Kadampa Meditation Center, you can click here.

From Kadampa’s newsletter:

Meditation is a method to make our mind calm and peaceful. In these meditation classes, we’ll explore time proven meditation methods to reduce anxiety and stress, improve relationships, and cultivate peace of mind. By engaging in a short daily meditation practice, you can heal racing and anxious thoughts and bring about inner health, spaciousness and lucidity. This enables us to enjoy our life, and to become a peaceful and calm presence for our friends, family and co-workers. Everyone is welcome, no experience necessary.

These classes are taught by Meditation Teacher, Julie Francisco. Julie is a senior meditation teacher and practitioner who has studied Kadampa Buddhism for over 12 years and she has engaged in extensive meditation retreat. She is a close disciple of Ven. Geshe Kelsang Gyatso and a student on the Teacher Training Program at Kadampa Meditation Center Philadelphia. An executive assistant at an international consulting firm by profession, 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.

“When the turbulence of distracting thoughts subsides and our mind becomes still, a deep happiness and contentment naturally arises from within. This feeling of contentment and well-being helps us to cope with the busyness and difficulties of daily life.” – Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, How to Transform Your Life

For more on The Royal, you can click here.