Tuesdays - Downtown LA
Teacher: Ryan Thomson
How to Transform Your Life January 10 - March 7, 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 10 -What Is Meditation?
January 17 - Inner Peace: The Real Source of Happiness
January 24 - Purifying and Controlling the Mind
January 31 - How to Develop and Maintain a Peaceful Mind
February 7 - The Inner Path to Freedom
February 14 - The Kindness of Others
February 21 - Love, Desire and Attachment
February 28 - Seeing Potential in Self and Other
March 7 - Profound Empathy
Next Series: Stress Free Living: Transforming Anger and Conflict - March 14 - May 2
Feeling stressed, overwhelmed and annoyed can become a normal part of our daily life experience. In this 8-week course, we will explore practical solutions to the problems of stress and anger, deconstructing the actual causes and learning how to use these experiences as opportunities for growth and development.
TOPICS FOR THIS SERIES:
March 14 The Psychology of Stress and Anger
March 21 Anger in Relationships: The Psychology of Blaming
March 28 Why We Get Angry at Ourself and Others
April 4 The Art of Acceptance: Responding Constructively
April 11 Do I Have Unrealistic Expectations?
April 18 Transforming (Not Repressing) Painful Feelings
April 25 Everything Depends Upon Other Things
May 2 Anger Hurts, Compassion Heals
$10 per class. Join at any time. Classes consist of two guided meditations, a talk and discussion. No pre-registration necessary.
Curt Darling Salon
440 S Main St, Los Angeles 90013
(Parking tip: One block East on Los Angeles Street the meters are free after 6pm and there are many yellow loading zones that are also free after 6pm)