Tuesday Meditation Class

Knoxville TN Branch

Drop- in Class

Tuesdays  | 7:15-8:30pm
with Modern Buddhism teacher, Jill Cagney

Cost: $12  | Free for Members
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No one turned away for lack of funds

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Birdhouse Neighborhood Center
Fourth & Gill Neighborhood
800 N 4th Ave, Knoxville, TN

It's All in How You See Things
Drop-In Meditation Series

Tuesdays | 7:15-8:30pm | June 4, 11, 18, 28

Can we change how we see things? Of course we can, we are changing all the time. Often, however we just do what we have always done, without investigating whether or not our perspective is reliable, or beneficial. In this series we will see how it is possible to experience greater joy and happiness just through making a few adjustments to how we are seeing things. Everybody Welcome.

6/4 - Can we change our perspective?

6/11-What is holding us back? 

6/18-Why others are a gift 

6/25-Changing how we see things 

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Freedom From Painful Minds
Drop-In Meditation Series

Tuesdays | 7:15-8:30pm | July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

In our life we experience many problems and difficulties that are coming from painful minds. Good News - we are never stuck with them. Through investigating methods based in Buddhist Psychology we can begin to see exactly how to loosen the hold and finally free ourself from these ‘inner enemies’ so that we can experience a fulfilling and meaningful life. Everybody Welcome.

7/2-Where is this pain coming from? 

7/9-Where does pride get me?

7/16-Am I my own worst enemy?

7/23-Everyone deserves happiness

7/30-The wisdom of walking in someone else's shoes

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Caring for Ourselves and Others
Drop-In Meditation Series

Tuesdays | 7:15-8:30pm | August 13 - 27

Love and Compassion are beautiful minds that help us feel deeply connected to others and wish for others to be free from suffering. Contrary to popular belief love can be cultivated for everyone, and compassion is not depressing. Developing love and compassion is like the rocket fuel that has the ability to power us to real freedom and happiness. Everybody Welcome.

8/13-What is compassion?

8/20-Growing our capacity for caring

8/27-The importance of love

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Making the Most of Difficult Situations
Drop-In Meditation Series

Tuesdays | 7:15-8:30pm | September 3-17

Is there anyone who does not encounter difficulties ? As hard as we try there is really no way to avoid difficult situations, but with Buddha’s teachings and skillful meditations we can skillfully navigate our way through these situations, and learn to maintain a calm and peaceful mind while doing so.

9/3:  Obstacle or opportunity?

9/10: What is the real difficulty?

9/17: Keeping a cool head.

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Jill Cagney

Jill has been practicing Buddhism since 2006 when she began attending classes at KMCNYC in Manhattan. She moved to Knoxville TN in 2018 and found the Je Tsongkhapa Kadampa Buddhist Center during the pandemic.  She enrolled in the foundation program and is very excited to be a part of the Je Tsongkhapa Sangha! Jill is a social worker, mother of two and an occasional singer-songwriter.

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