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Ancient Wisdom for Modern Life
Tuesday, 9 November 2021 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Buddhist psychology to develop inner strength and equilibrium, deconstruct toxic the habit cycle and withstand the pressures of social media.
Session 1: Society and Media
How pressures from society and media overwhelm us, and strategies to overcome these pressures. Where to put our trust, and recognise the four qualities of a valid refuge.
Session 2: Seed and Object
Distinguish between root causes (which we can control), and conditions (which we cannot control). Recognise the power that certain objects and places have over us.
Session 3: Inappropriate Attention
The tyranny of the reifying view! How attachment and aversion exaggerate and distort our emotions, and what we can do about them.
Session 4: Three Higher Trainings
The three things we need to become a good human being: wisdom, concentration and ethics. How they compliment each other and support our development.
Session 5: Power of Habit
Neurology of a toxic habit cycle and how to deconstruct it. Simple techniques to counter negative habits. Case studies to bring it all home!
Session 6: Social Media
Distinguish between compassion and empathy so as to not ‘burn out’, and develop equanimity for a peaceful, content mind.
Presented by FPMT registered teacher:
Donate and register via QR code when you arrive (no need to book).
Stay on after the class to ask your questions and for interactive discussion, either live or type into the chat (extra 30 minutes).
Want to mix and match?
Purchase a full package here if you want the flexibility to attend either online or in-person throughout the course.