Intermediate Program Module One, 2018 Discovering Buddhism: The Mind and it's Potential with Ven. Thubten Chokyi "All things are preceded by the mind, led by the mind, created by the mind." The Dhammapada Why is it that no matter how much we achieve in life we still encounter problems? Why does that elusive goal of long-lasting happiness continue to evade us?
From a Buddhist perspective, the mind is the basis of our experience – the creator of our happiness and the creator of our problems lies within us. Realizing that we're truly in control is revolutionary. But how do we change our minds for the better? How do we cultivate new thinking habits? How do we stop listening to negative self-talk? In this teaching weekend of the first module of the Discovering Buddhism program, we examine what mind is; its nature and function, and how the mind perceives and interprets the world around us. Ven. Chokyi will show us methods to transform destructive thoughts and attitudes and to create a positive, joyous mind.
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This is the first part of Module one of the Discovering Buddhism program. The second part is a practice weekend on the same topic one month later, in July. Saturday 9th June 9:00am - Sunday 10th July 3:45pm, held in the Gompa at Chenrezig Institute. Facility fee $108. 10% discount for members and concession card holders. Accommodation and meals available separately. Established 1974, Chenrezig Institute is a centre for Buddhist study, meditation, retreat and practice nestled in the foothills of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland.
The Institute is home to a Tibetan Geshe (Lama), a large community of ordained Sangha (monks and nuns), students, residents, volunteers, retreat goers and guests. Apart from the formal study programmes, Chenrezig Institute is a peaceful, calm and relaxing place to spend a few hours, days or weeks. Stroll along the bush paths, wander in formal garden, espresso in the cafe or a vegetarian meal. Teachers' availability subject to change; please http://www.chenrezig.com.au/programme/calendar/ for updated information. Also below the far carpark is our new addition 'The Wellbeing Centre' which provides courses focusing on cultivating physical, emotional and mental balance and wellbeing. They include authentic traditional and modern psychological approaches to health and lifestyle. They are suitable for everyone who maybe looking for genuine happiness and well-being in a non-religious framework.
Discovering Buddhism: The Mind and it's Potential with Ven. Thubten Chokyi
9am - 3:45pm
Saturday 9 June - Sunday 10 June 2018
Chenrezig Institute, the Gompa
Facility fee $108
Chenrezig Institute, Eudlo
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