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Be Your Own Therapist
Tuesday 4 April @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Open-ended discussions on the Buddhist approach to the mind. Learn how to pay attention to, identify and then unpack the thoughts that inform our emotions in day-to-day life and learn how to reconfigure them, rather than focusing on the event or person that triggered them. This is the key to success in Buddhist practice.
As Lama Zopa Rinpoche says, “We can mould our mind into any shape we like. Since the I that exists is merely imputed, there is nothing to cherish, nothing to cling to. Good-bye to depression, worries and fears.”
Preparing for the class
Come along with any question, and have a think how you would frame it. Here are some ideas to get you going…
– From your own side, your part in the situation
– From a Dharma point of view, how it relates to your on-going spiritual journey
– How it could possibly benefit others
– A mystical point of view, a reflection of your life ‘themes’
– A new question or thought you have had about a recurring situation
Whatever problem one experiences, when we investigate we find the benefits of problems – how they are beneficial for one’s own life, to develop one’s mind in compassion, to develop loving-kindness, patience, wisdom, and all the positive qualities for the path to liberation. By thinking of the benefits one develops this precious quality, this most healthy positive way of thinking that brings happiness and that stops you from harming yourself and stops you from harming others.
Presented by FPMT registered teacher:
“When you recognize your problem comes from your concept or your concept is the problem, you don’t blame others.“Lama Zopa Rinpoche