Seeing The Good in Everyone - Bodhichitta Kadampa Buddhist Centre

How to See the Good in Everyone

Four Part Series

Recorded at Bodhichitta Centre

DATES:  Saturday, May 22 to Thursday, May 27

TIME:  All 4 sessions available On Demand

TEACHER:  Gen Kelsang Zopa

COST:  $20 for the series (Free for members)

 

REGISTRATION:  One registration gives you access to all 4 classes on demand for all 6 days.

Enjoy your May long weekend relaxing at home with these special previously recorded teachings.  All four sessions will be available on demand Saturday morning, May 22 to Thursday evening, May 27th.  

SERIES DESCRIPTION

Many of the difficulties we experience in our relationships arise due to not accepting others for who they are.  We often focus on their faults, thinking they should behave differently or even be other than what they are.  In these classes we will learn profound meditations on love as the antidote to these critical minds.  Gradually we learn to accept the faults we see in others and to love them unconditionally.

Session 1  The Benefits of Cherishing Others

Cherishing others is the best method to solve our own and others’ problems.  If we cherish everyone we meet or think about, there will be no basis for developing jealousy, anger, or harmful thoughts, and our mind will be at peace all the time

Session 2  Recognizing the Kindness of Others  

All our happiness arises through the kindness of other living beings. Whether they had this intention is irrelevant, as we never truly know others’ motivations.  But we know when we are grateful, our heart opens and we ourselves become happier.

Session 3  No One is Inherently Faulty 

Each and every living being has within them the potential to become a Buddha.  The clouds of their delusions obscure their true nature.   They just want to be happy, just like each of us.  Understanding the true source of their apparent faults helps us to develop patience and love.

Session 4  Letting Go of Self-Cherishing

Self-cherishing is our mind thinking ‘I am important’ while neglecting others.  It is defined as a mind that considers ourself to be supremely important and precious, and that develops from the appearance of a true existence of the self.  It is impossible to find a single problem, misfortune, or painful experience that does not arise from self-cherishing.

Find out more about the Faults of Self-Cherishing and the Benefits of Cherishing Others at this link.

TEACHER

 Gen Kelsang Zopa

A Canadian Buddhist monk, Gen Zopa has been presenting the profound and practical teachings of the Buddhist path to enlightenment for over 25 years. Renowned for the clarity and depth of his teachings, his warmth and practicality bring to life the ancient art of meditation.

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FAQS

Q. Do I need to be a Buddhist to attend?
No. Anyone can learn basic meditation and experience the benefits that come from having a peaceful mind.
Q. Do I need to have any experience?
No. Everyone is welcome, including beginners. All you need is the wish to improve yourself and the quality of your life.
Q. Do I need to book in advance?

You need to book online to attend.  Registration will stay open until 6 pm on May 26th as there will still be time to watch the series.

 

Q. Do I have to wait for the next series of classes to begin?
No, please feel free to attend any of the classes you wish. Each class is taught in such a way that if you only attend one class, you will derive benefit from it.

CENTRE LOCATION

Bodhichitta Kadampa Buddhist Centre