“If you have only effort you have all attainments, but if you have only laziness you have nothing.” - Buddha, quoted in How to Transform Your Life
We all want to be happy all the time, and we never want to suffer. Unfortunately, we create a lot of unnecessary suffering for ourselves and others. We need to understand more clearly how to create happiness, not suffering.
These classes will teach us simple practices for how to create happiness, not suffering. By meditating on these practices, they will become more stable and powerful. 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 - https://tharpa.com/us/how-to-transform-your-life-us.html
February 24 - Get Out of Your Head, and In to Your Heart: Faith
March 3 - The Power Not to Harm: Sense of Shame and Consideration for Others
March 10 - How to Control Our Desire: Non-attachment
March 17 - No Class: Southern Dharma Celebration
March 24 - Love without Attachment, Love without Pain: Non-hatred
March 31 - Introduction to Buddhist Emptiness Meditation: Non-ignorance
April 7 - How to Motivate Yourself with Joy: Effort
How to Create Happiness, Not Suffering: A Common Spiritual Practice for Everyone
Meditation classes with teachings by Kadampa Buddhist teacher Cate Fields