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Fri, Nov 17

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Charlotte

Basic Loving Kindness Meditation: Introduction to Mahayana Buddhism

Meditation classes with teachings by Buddhist teacher Cate Fields

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Time & Location

Nov 17, 2023, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST

Charlotte, 528 East Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28203, USA

About the event

Just as I wish to be free from suffering and experience only happiness, so do all other beings. In this respect, I am no different from any other being; we are all equal.” - Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, The New Meditation Handbook

We all want to be happy, but our feelings toward others are normally unbalanced. When we see a friend or someone we find particularly attractive, we feel pleased; when we see an enemy or an unattractive person, we feel dislike for him or her; and when we see a stranger or someone we find neither attractive nor unattractive, we feel indifference. As long as we have these unbalanced attitudes, our mind will be like a rocky field that cannot support the growth of sustainable happiness. Our first task, therefore, is to free our mind from these unbalanced attitudes, which are the main obstacle to developing sustainable happiness.

In these classes, Cate will introduce the basic loving kindness meditations for developing sustainable happiness by freeing our mind from unbalanced attitudes.

Recommended reading: The New Meditation Handbook by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Available in our shop, or download here - https://tharpa.com/us/the-new-meditation-handbook.html

November 17 - Meditation on Unbalanced Attitudes: Developing Equanimity

November 24 - No Class: Thanksgiving Holiday

December 1 - No Class: Away Retreat at Unicoi State Park, GA

December 8 - Meditation on Affectionate Love: Recognizing that all Living Beings are Our Mothers

December 15 - Meditation on Gratitude: Remembering the Kindness of Living Beings

December 22 - No Class: Holiday Break

December 29 - No Class: Holiday Break

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