Open to everyone! Thursdays 7 – 8:30 PM. $10 per class 12 Classes January 4 through March 24
Happiness and suffering are states of our own mind. To have a happier and more peaceful life we need to replace negative non-virtuous thoughts with virtuous ones. Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche tells us that “if a spoonful of sugar is stirred into a cup of tea, all the tea becomes sweet because sugar is by nature sweet. Similarly, when a virtuous mental factor is present in the mind, the entire primary mind and all its attendant mental factors become virtuous.”
This class, based on The Eleven Virtuous Mental Factors chapter in “How to Understand the Mind,” offers practical ways to “sweeten” our minds by identifying, understanding and applying the positive mental factors that lead to happiness.
Jan. 4 How Our Mind Works Jan. 11 Relying on Faith Jan. 18 Avoiding Actions that Harm Our Mind Jan. 25 Consideration For Others Feb. 1 A Mind of Non-Attachment Feb. 8 Love and Non-Hatred Feb. 15 The Wisdom of Emptiness Feb. 22 Motivation and Effort Mar. 1 Learning to Concentrate Mar. 8 Delighting in Moral Discipline Mar. 15 A Balanced Mind Mar. 23 Doing No Harm