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Mon, Feb 05



Introduction to Buddhist Meditation: How to Transform Your Life

Meditation classes with teachings by Kadampa Buddhist teacher Fariba Homesley

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Time & Location

Feb 05, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST

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

About the event

If we really want pure and everlasting happiness and freedom from misery, we must learn to control our mind, principally our desire.” - How to Transform Your Life, Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

Every living being has the same basic wish - to be happy and avoid suffering. Although all living beings have the same basic wish to be happy all the time, very few people understand the real causes of happiness. Happiness and suffering are states of mind, and so their main causes are not to be found outside the mind. If we want to be truly happy and free from suffering, we must learn how to control our mind, principally our desire.

In these classes, Fariba will introduce the basic Buddhist teachings and meditations on inner peace, understanding death, rebirth, and karma. Start at the beginning of the series if you can, but if you miss the beginning then start when you are able.

Recommended reading: How to Transform Your Life by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Available in our shop, or free download here -

January 8 - Introduction: Controlling our Desire

January 15 - Happiness from a Different Source: Inner Peace

January 22 - How to Develop and Maintain a Peaceful Mind

January 29 - Past and Future Lives Explained: Rebirth

February 5 - Overcoming the Laziness of Attachment: Meditation on Death

February 12 - Creating Happiness, Not Suffering: Karma

February 19 - Life Without Attachment, Life Without Suffering: Samsara

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