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Wed, Aug 28



Introduction to Buddhist Psychology: How to Understand the Mind

Meditation classes with teachings by our Resident Teacher, Gen Kelsang Norbu

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Aug 28, 2024, 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM EDT

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

About the event

Kadampa Meditation Center North Carolina

528 East Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28203

There are many disciplines in the world that study the mind, often emphasizing the diagnosis and treatment of clinical disorders. The Buddhist approach to the mind is different. The traditional Lorig presentation (literally “The nature and power of the mind”) explains how to understand the mind as a whole, and its individual parts, in a practical way.

Some parts of the mind are always functioning, even in deep sleep. Others come and go. Some parts of the mind are normal, but nevertheless disturb our inner peace and make us unhappy. Other mental functions can only be developed through training in meditation.

Happiness and suffering are feelings - parts of our mind - and so their main causes are not to be found outside the mind. If we really want to be truly happy and free from suffering we must improve our understanding of the mind.” - How to Understand the Mind, Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

In these classes, Gen Norbu will introduce and guide meditations on the mind as a whole, as well as the basic mental factors that are always functioning, but which can either be peaceful or unpeaceful depending on what they’re doing. The goal will be to help us understand the mind in and out of meditation in a way that we can use to improve our daily peace and happiness.

Recommended reading: How to Understand the Mind by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Available in our shop, or download here -

August 14 - Introduction: Controlling Our Mind, Controlling Our Desire

August 21 - Meditation on The Mind Itself: What is Our Mind?

August 28 - Waking, Dreaming, and Deep Sleep: The Gross, Subtle and Very Subtle Minds

September 4 - The Mind and Its Parts: Primary Minds and Mental Factors

September 11 - Pleasure and Pain, Attachment and Hatred: Feeling

September 18 - Awareness, Thoughts and Words: Discrimination

September 25 - How We Create Karma, Happiness and Suffering: Intention

October 2 - Peaceful and Unpeaceful Awareness: Attention

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