Modern Buddhism Series with Tracy McLaughlin.
"The instructions in this book are scientific methods for improving our human nature and qualities through developing the capacity of our mind." - Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, preface Modern Buddhism
Happiness and suffering are states of mind and so their main causes are not to be found outside the mind. if we want to be truly happy and free from suffering, we must learn how to control our mind. Explore teachings and meditations and learn methods to train our mind so we experience more real happiness and fewer problems.
- introduction to Modern Buddhism
- how to respond to difficulties with a positive state of mind
- karma: the relationship between mind and experience
- tantra: our mind creates our reality
- meditation: from head to heart
- the source of all our problems
- the true nature of reality
The general programme covers weekly classes, suitable for everyone, that are an ideal opportunity to take some time out, relax, refresh and improve our sense of inner peace and well-being.
The programme is aimed at helping us experience the benefits of meditation, and learn practical ways of maintaining a peaceful and positive mind in the midst of the challenges and busy-ness of everyday life.
The talks are drawn from Buddhist teachings but are relevant to all of us (Buddhist and non-Buddhist alike).
Classes start with a brief introduction, and a guided breathing meditation to help us relax and clear our minds. This is followed by a talk and time for questions. Then we do a second guided meditation, which is related to the teaching, and helps us the take what we have learnt into our daily life. There is usually some time for discussion during the evening and light refreshments are available after class.
For more info, go to the official website.