Living Your Best Life: The Bodhisattva’s Way of Life

Meditation classes with teachings by Buddhist teacher Cate Fields

Fridays 12:00PM - 1:00PM, KMC Charlotte

“From giving comes wealth,

From discipline comes happiness,

From patience come attractive forms,

From effort comes the fulfillment of wishes,

From concentration comes peace,

And from wisdom comes liberation.” - Nagarjuna, Precious Garland

 

The “six perfections” of giving, moral discipline, patience, effort, concentration, and wisdom have been extensively explained by all great Mahayana Buddhist masters all the way back to Buddha himself. These practices transcend time and place, and are just as relevant for us today as they were centuries ago. They reveal how we too can live our best life, ripening and liberating our Buddha nature, and attaining enlightenment for the benefit of others, even in these modern times.

 

These classes will include explanations of each of these six practices, indicating how we can practically apply them in meditation as well as in daily life.

 

Recommended reading: Introduction to Buddhism by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Download here - https://tharpa.com/us/introduction-to-buddhism-790.html

 

October 21 - The Real Cause of Wealth: Giving

October 28 - How to Change Your Karma: Moral Discipline

November 4 - Letting Go of Anger and Resentment: Patience

November 11 - Overcoming Laziness, Practicing with Joy: Effort

November 18 - Tranquil Abiding Meditation: Mental Stabilization

November 25 - No Class: Thanksgiving Break

December 2 - What is Emptiness?: Wisdom

December 9 - Who do You Think You Are?: The Emptiness of the I

December 16 - Letting Go of Our Body Issues: The Emptiness of the Body

December 23 - No Class: Christmas Break

December 30 - No Class: Christmas Break