Wednesdays - Silverlake
How to Transform Your Life January 4th - March 1st 2017
“When things go wrong in our life and we encounter difficult situations, we tend to regard the situation itself as our problem, but in reality whatever problems we experience come from the mind. If we were to respond to difficult situations with a positive or peaceful mind they would not be problems for us; indeed, we may even come to regard them as challenges or opportunities for growth and development. Problems arise only if we respond to difficulties with a negative state of mind. Therefore, if we want to be happy all the time and to be free from problems, we must develop and maintain a peaceful mind.”
- Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, How to Transform Your Life
Join us for this 9-week course and gain a special power and ability to change your life for the better and move in the direction of becoming the person you wish to be.
TOPICS FOR THIS SERIES:
January 4 What Is Meditation?
January 11 Inner Peace: The Real Source of Happiness
January 18 Purifying and Controlling the Mind
January 25 How to Develop and Maintain a Peaceful Mind
February 1 The Inner Path to Freedom
February 8 The Kindness of Others
February 15 Love, Desire and Attachment
February 22 Seeing Potential in Self and Other
March 1 Profound Empathy
Our Wednesday evening introductory meditation class begins with a guided meditation, followed by a talk on a certain topic (listed above), and ends with another guided meditation. Class is followed by refreshments and time to chat with Gen Rigpa and other students. Everyone is welcome. No previous experience is necessary.
$12 per class - Free to GP supporter