Transforming Adversity into the Spiritual Path
November 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Monday, repeating until December 13, 2021
When things are difficult for us, we often just feel down and like bad things are “just happening” to us. We are often overcome by our feelings which make our situation even worse.
What’s wrong with things going wrong? Misfortune, uncertainty and conflict are entirely normal, they are to be expected at some point in all of our lives. Since difficult circumstances are inevitable it is good to explore why we dread and inwardly reject them when they arise?
When we look back at hardships and challenges that we have experienced in the past we can come to regard them as a training, conditions that made us the better, more resilient and kinder person that we are today.
Since adverse conditions are inevitable & even useful can we not learn to welcome them, in real-time, as opportunities for growth? It is understood by meditators of the past and present that the ability to reframe adverse conditions in this way leads to a deep inner calm and a mental resilience that cannot be disturbed by anything!
In this class, Kelsang Khacho will give some practical explanation and meditations from the ancient tradition of training the mind (Lojong in Tibetan).
- Nov 15: An introduction
- Nov 22: Gather all blame into one
- Nov 29: Taking by means of compassion
- Dec 6: Giving by means of love
- Dec 13: The practice in the meditation break