Ann Arbor Thursday Evening Class

Loving Others Without Pain


7pm - 8:30pm Eastern Time

Ann Arbor branch


(free for members)

In January, the Thursday evening class in Ann Arbor will explore the topic "Loving Others Without Pain."

We often hear "love hurts," but true love is never painful ... why? Because authentic love starts from a profound understanding of our interdependence and interconnection with everyone. This understanding liberates us from our painful self-centered perspective, and allows us to develop an all-inclusive empahy and love for others.

In this weekly series, learn step-by-step how to let go of painful attachments and improve the way you love others. Each class will use the acclaimed book How to Transform Your Life, and will include practical instruction, guided meditations, and time for questions. No previous experience is needed. Everyone is welcome to drop in anytime.

This class is taught by Kadampa Teacher Avery Barnette. Avery loves being able to share the positive impact that Dharma teachings have brought her and to help others gain a similar experience. Avery has been a modern Kadampa student of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche since 2015. Through attending General Program classes and participating in both the Foundation and Teacher Training Programs, Avery has been able to significantly expand her experience of Buddha's teachings. Avery was the Volunteer Coordinator and Education Program Coordinator at KMC Fort Lauderdale from 2017 until she relocated to Ann Arbor in 2020.

The venue we use for this class requests the following of everyone who attends:

  • Be fully vaccinated + 2 weeks

  • Wear a mask inside the building

  • To the extent possible, remain 6 feet apart from others not in your household


😊 In person: Because capacity is limited, advance registration is recommended

❌️ Not available online and not recorded


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No one turned away for lack of funds. Please contact us to ask about financial accommodations.

Coming in February:

Starting in February, 2022, this class will go on an indefinite break. If you'd like to see it return soon, please contact us to let us know about your interest.

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Kadampa Teacher Avery Barnette

Kadampa Teacher Avery Barnette


These classes will refer to the following book(s). It's not necessary to have your own copy, but some people like follow along or read more after the class.

Click on a book to order a print or e-book copy from the publisher's website, or purchase a copy at class.

How to Transform Your Life (free e-book available)

How to Transform Your Life (free e-book available)


Ann Arbor branch

1420 Hill St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104, USA

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