An Introduction to our Foundation Program
Advice for a Happy Life
Sept 19 – Oct 17
Time: 7:00 – 8:30pm
Cost: $15 per session / $48 for four classes (free for supporting members)
This class is an introduction to the Foundation Program.
“Everyone, whether religious or non-religious, is looking for happiness all the time and wants to be free from problems and suffering permanently. We can fulfil these wishes through understanding and practising the instructions given in this book.”
In this class, we’ll be reading from The New Eight Steps to Happiness, by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche. This inspiring book teaches the Buddhist way of loving kindness. It explains simply and clearly how to meditate on eight special verses that comprise one of Buddhisms’ best-loved teachings, Eight Verses of Training the Mind.
Originally composed by the great Tibetan Teacher, Geshe Langri Tangpa, these eight verses show how we can transform all of life’s situations into valuable spiritual insights.
Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche reveals practical ways in which we can use this timeless wisdom to find meaning and lasting happiness in our busy modern lives.
Everyone is welcome.
Sept 19: Introduction to this book which is based on the ‘Eight Verses of Training the Mind’ by Geshe Langri Tangpa
Sept 26: How we project onto the world our version of reality
Oct 3: Rebirth and karma
Oct 10: No class (International Fall Festival in Spain – everyone is welcome)
Oct 17: The pre-eminent qualities of these instructions
Our general program classes include guided meditations, and practical teachings given by Buddha.
These classes are suitable for both beginners and more advanced meditation practitioners
General meditation classes are given as a series, but can also be taken individually.
Chairs and cushions are provided.