7:30pm - 9:00pm
Buddhist Psychology for Modern Living: How to Understand the Mind with Buddhist nun Kelsang Rak-ma
About the Course
This 10-week course is a practical guide for developing and maintaining a light and positive state of mind, showing how to recognize and abandon thoughts and intentions that harm us, and to replace them with meaningful and beneficial ones. The inspiring discovery we make from the exploring and discovering how our mind works is that we can heal our mental pain and attain a lasting state of joy and peace regardless of how things are going in our life.
Topics for this Series
June 19 Knowing Your Own Mind: The Key to Happiness
June 26 Understanding Emotions: Why Do I Feel this Way?
July 3 Making Good Choices: Constructive Views and Attitudes
July 10 The Power of Intention: Creating Our Present and Future
July 17 Learning to Pay Attention: Investing Our Thoughts Wisely
July 24 Being In the Moment: Practicing Mindfulness in Daily Life
July 31 NO CLASS – Summer Festival
August 7 Focusing the Mind: Training in Concentration
August 14 Developing Insight: The Light of Wisdom
August 21 The Psychology of Motivation: Believing in Virtue
August 28 How to Live a Meaningful Life: Enjoying the Spiritual Path
What to Expect at a Class:
Our Monday 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 the teacher and other students. Everyone is welcome. No previous experience is necessary.