Keeping a Positive Mind
THIS DAY COURSE IS CO-SPONSORED BY KMC Fraser Valley and Bodhichitta KBC. Please register through whichever is your area Centre.
In Buddhism, states of mind that are conducive to peace and happiness are called ‘virtuous minds’, whereas those that disturb our peace and cause us suffering are called ‘delusions’. Delusions are distorted ways of looking at ourself, other people, and the world around us. When our mind is under the influence of delusions we are out of touch with reality and are, in a sense, hallucinating. Since our mind is under the influence of at least subtle forms of delusion all the time, it is not surprising that our lives are so often filled with frustration.
Even though delusions are deeply ingrained, they are not an intrinsic part of our mind and so they can definitely be removed. Delusions are just bad mental habits, and like all habits they can be broken. In this course we will learn that through making a sincere and consistent effort to become familiar with constructive states of mind we can eliminate even the most stubborn delusions and replace them with the opposite virtues.
10.00am – 11.15am Session 1
11.15am – 11.30am Break
11.30am -12:30pm Session 2
No Experience Necessary.
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- Gen Kelsang ZopaResident Teacher, Bodhichitta Buddhist Centre
A Canadian Buddhist monk, Gen Zopa has been presenting the profound and practical teachings of the Buddhist path for over 25 years. He teaches introductory classes, Foundation Program and the Teacher Training Program in the Victoria region. Renowned for the clarity and depth of his teachings, his warmth and practicality bring to life the ancient art of meditation.