MEDITATION & BUDDHISM CLASSES
Not taking ourselves too seriously before meditation class
Enjoy Buddha’s wisdom and take it to heart
HOW TO SOLVE OUR DAILY PROBLEMS AND FIND HAPPINESS WITHIN
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From the text, How to Solve Our Human Problems, “In recent years our knowledge of modern technology has increased considerably, and as a result we have witnessed remarkable material progress, but there has not been a corresponding increase in human happiness. There is no less suffering in the world today and there are no fewer problems. It could even be said that there are now more problems and greater dangers than ever before. This shows that the cause of happiness and the solution to our problems do not lie in knowledge of material things. Happiness and suffering are states of mind, and so their main causes cannot be found outside the mind. If we want to be truly happy and free from suffering, we must learn how to control our mind.”
Senior Practitioner, Marion Ipenburg
East West Healing Arts
721 S. Averill Ave
San Pedro, CA 90732
$12 per class, no one turned away for lack of funds
The class begins with a short introduction, then we engage in a 10 minute relaxing guided breathing meditation. This is followed by a 50 minute commentary on the art of meditation and the subject of the class.
The commentary is followed by a 15 minute guided meditation on the main subject from the days’ class, a 15 minute inner-class discussion and we finish with a 15 minute question and answer period.
“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 side of the mind. If we responded to difficult situations with a positive or peaceful mind they would not be problems for us. Eventually, we might even 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 free from problems, we must transform our mind.”
How to Solve Our Human Problems, pp. viii-ix
Geshe Kelsang Gyatso