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STARTING TODAY: Becoming Your Best Self
Wednesday, 4 August 2021 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Using Buddhist psychology, discover how to bring forth your innate good qualities, and overcome the anxiety, distraction and depression of modern life.
Discover what holds us back in achieving our innate human potential, and how to develop self-esteem that is authentic, lasting, and stable. By using practical techniques to overcome destructive habits, we will become naturally grounded in your own positive qualities. Our relationships with others will naturally become harmonious, and our projects and passions more constructive.
Drawing on Buddhist psychology, we examine how to bring forth our innate qualities, and how to overcome the distraction and anxiety that hamper our daily life and oppresses our relationships. As we learn to overcome destructive habits, we will naturally be released from our stress and anxiety.
Session 1: Happiness & goal setting
What is happiness? Three types: hedonic, eudemonic, optimal flourishing. Goal setting for long-term happiness, reflecting your own values.
Session 2: Overcoming distractions
What distracts us from our goals? Eight worldly concerns and how to overcome them. How to find your own authentic path.
Session 3: Character development
Based on an innate sense of ethical conduct and fairness, develop concentration and focus, and see through the stress and spin with wisdom.
Session 4: Finding the wisdom in depression and anxiety
Buddhist psychology has radical yet highly effective strategies to overcome these.
Session 5: Mastering the habit cycle
Understanding the habit cycle, and using mindfulness to develop positive habits and stop feeding the monster.
Presented by FPMT registered teacher:
Hosted by Thubten Norbu Ling, USA:
This course is being hosted by our sister centre in Santa Fe, New Mexico. If you are joining from overseas, please check the start time against your own time zone!
This quality of mind, known as Buddha-nature, gives us the potential to free ourselves completely from all suffering and the causes of suffering and to achieve any happiness we wish, including the peerless happiness of enlightenment. Since the mind has all this potential, we do not need to feel depressed or hopeless. It is not as if we have to experience problems forever. We have incredible freedom to develop our mind in any way that we wish. It is simply a question of finding the right way to use the potential of our mind.Lama Zopa Rinpoche