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Sun, Jul 14



Happiness Tips for Everyone: Advice from Atisha’s Heart

Meditation classes with teachings by our Resident Teacher, Gen Norbu

Time & Location

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Jul 14, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM EDT

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

About the event

Cost: $12/class, members free, family video link downstairs

Kadampa Meditation Center North Carolina

528 East Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28203

Since you cannot become a Buddha merely by understanding Dharma, practice earnestly with understanding.” - Atisha (AD 982–1054), quoted in The New Meditation Handbook, Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

We all want to be happy, but how can we be happy in the midst of all the different influences in our daily life? What are some simple practices that everyone can do to help their mind, both in and out of meditation? One particularly well-loved text within our lineage, known as Advice from Atisha’s Heart, is full of helpful tips that everyone can practice. Each one addresses some aspect of our life where we can find more peace and happiness by thinking in special ways.

In these classes, Gen Norbu will introduce and guide meditations for all levels. Each class will focus on a few verses from Advice from Atisha’s Heart, looking at how we can understand and practice their meaning in a way that will improve our daily experience. Start at the beginning of the series if you can, but if you miss the beginning then start when you are able.

Recommended reading: The New Meditation Handbook by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Available in our shop, or download here - The New Meditation Handbook - US 2nd edition

July 14 - The Mantra OM AH HUM: A Special Breathing Meditation

July 21 - The Power of Listening and Training: Practice Earnestly with Understanding

July 28 - Choosing What Influences Us: Always Remain Where Your Virtues Increase

August 4 - The Art of Prioritizing: Limit Your Activities

August 11 - How to Practice Mindfulness and Alertness: Always Watch Your Mind

August 18 - The Power of Being Satisfied: Practice Contentment

August 25 - How to Stop Worldly Preoccupations: Do Not Be Attached to Anything

September 1 - Developing Equanimity: Have No Hatred for Enemies, and No Attachment for Friends

September 8 - How to Respect Everyone: See All Living Beings as Your Father or Mother

September 15 - The Power of Choosing Your Words: Speak in Moderation, Only When Necessary

September 22 - The Patience of Understanding Karma: Do Not Blame Others

September 29 - How to Work on Your Own Stuff: Begin by Taming Your Own Mind

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