The Art of Self Acceptance
Wednesdays, 6:30pm – 7:45pm
January 31 – February 21
Many of us suffer from overly critical views of our self. Instead of feeling good about ourselves we often feel bad or feel we aren’t “good enough.” These feelings of low self-esteem and even self-hatred undermine our belief in our ability to change and we get stuck in these painful attitudes. Without self-acceptance and self-respect there is no basis for a truly happy and beneficial life, but how do we develop these positive views? The practice of meditation helps us to connect with a deeper sense of well-being that opens us up to a new way of experiencing ourselves. Instead of relating to our faults and limitations and feeling stuck in bad habits, we begin to relate to our potential for happiness and growth. In this course, Kadam Amy will show us how to cultivate that inner sense of well-being in meditation and to use it to change how we relate to ourselves.
Jan 31 Overcoming Self Hatred and Blame
Feb 7 Self Acceptance, Self Respect
Feb 14 Limitless Mind, Limitless Potential
Feb 21 Authentic Self Confidence
Classes include a guided meditation, a short teaching and brief chanted prayer. Everyone is welcome.
About the Teacher
Kadam Amy Peng is a disciple of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche and has been practicing Kadampa Buddhism for 20 years. With warmth and sincerity, Kadam Amy presents meditation and Buddhism in a practical, easy-to-understand way, very useful for modern people. She shows us the joy of integrating Buddha’s teachings into daily life and is an inspiring example of a modern Kadampa Buddhist practitioner.
Non-members: $12 per class
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