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Event Series Event Series: Getting Out Of Your Own Way

Getting Out Of Your Own Way

July 26, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

We all want to avoid suffering and problems by overcoming obstacles to our happiness. Normally, we try to overcome obstacles by changing our circumstances—getting a better job, finding a better place to live. But eventually, we realize the new job has frustrations of its own, or we start to notice things we don’t like about the new place. We’ve overcome an obstacles to happiness only to encounter another.

In reality, what we call “obstacles” don’t come from the world at all—they come from our own mind, from our responses to life’s difficulties. We don’t usually understand this, so we blame the world and others for imposing obstacles on us—this just makes even less

When we realize the only obstacles to our happiness come not from outside but from within, we can learn to respond to them with positivity and a peaceful mind, and they stop being obstacles entirely.

Everyone is welcome!

July 5: Where do obstacles come from?

July 12: How we make our own obstacles

July 19: Strengthening our mindfulness

July 26: Nothing between us and happiness

If you register to attend online at least 30 minutes before a class starts, you’ll receive the Zoom link automatically about 20 minutes before the class begins. If you register to attend online less than 30 minutes before, you’ll receive the link shortly after the class begins.


July 26, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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Akshobya Kadampa Buddhist Centre
2120 Kensington Road NW
Calgary, Alberta T2N 3R7 Canada
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