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Event Series Event Series: Overcoming Fear & Anxiety

Overcoming Fear and Anxiety

April 7 @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm

Apr 7 – 21
Time: 11:00 – 12:15pm
Cost: $15 per class or $36 for the series (free for supporting members)

We don’t need to be hard on ourself for feeling fear and anxiety.   Of course, we all experience anxious minds from time to time.   Instead we can learn how to free ourself from this fear. However, anxiety is hard on us.  It prevents us from enjoying our life, drains our energy and affects our relationships.   Fortunately, through the kindness of Buddha’s teachings, we can gradually free ourself from anxious minds.   Eventually we can rid ourself completely of this mental habit.

How?  By understanding and training in the “antidotes to fear & anxiety” – for example meditation, letting go of negativity, patient acceptance, understanding the mind and the wisdoms of karma and impermanence .  By putting these “antidotes” into practice we will overcome our anxiety habit as surely as other practitioners have done for thousands of years.

In this short series, you will also be introduced to the “Eight worldly concerns” – the worldly attitudes that feed our fears and anxiety.  By identifying, reducing and finally eliminating these eight attachments altogether, we can free ourself completely from anxiety’s grip.  As we train in these methods in daily life, we may still feel anxious from time to time, but as a result of this workshop, we’ll know what “antidote” to apply.

“If we learn to control our mind through correct meditation we can overcome all our fear and anxiety. Nothing will frighten us.  Why is this?  Because all fear comes from the untamed mind”. – Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

Everyone is welcome!

Apr 7: The nature of our fear and anxiety
Apr 14: The antidote to our fears
Apr 21: Cultivating inner strength, courage and confidence

We will be exploring the nature of fear and how it can hold us back from living a fulfilling life. Learn how to identify the root causes of fear, and how to cultivate inner strength and courage to overcome it.

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April 7
Time:
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
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Akshobya Kadampa Buddhist Centre
2120 Kensington Road NW
Calgary, Alberta T2N 3R7 Canada
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