Wed, Oct 18|
The Happiness Course: Inner Peace, Discipline, and Love
Meditation classes for everyone with teachings by modern Buddhist monk Gen Kelsang Norbu and Buddhist teacher Fariba Homesley
Time & Location
Oct 18, 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM
Charlotte, 528 East Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28203, USA
About the event
“Happiness is a part of the mind that experiences inner peace, or peace of mind, so the real source of happiness must lie within the mind, not in external conditions.” - The New Eight Steps to Happiness, Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
Do you ever feel like something is missing? Whether we “have it all” or not, external things can’t make us happy unless our mind is peaceful. Without inner peace there is no real happiness at all. By practicing moral discipline we can create the causes of happiness. And all the happiness there is in this world arises from wishing others to be happy, which is love.
In these introductory meditation classes, Gen Norbu will introduce the basics of inner peace, moral discipline, and love, explaining why each one is essential for our happiness, and guiding us in practical meditations on them.
Recommended reading: The New Eight Steps to Happiness by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Available in our shop, or download here - https://tharpa.com/us/the-new-eight-steps-to-happiness-us.html
October 4 - Introduction to Happiness: Inner Peace
October 11 - Introduction to Buddhist Meditation: Rebirth and Karma
October 18 - Introduction to Enlightenment: Learning to Cherish Others
October 25 - Meditation on Gratitude: The Kindness of Others
November 1 - Meditation on Love: The Benefits of Cherishing Others