Beginner’s Foundation Course
Tuesday 19 March @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Key Buddhist topics to help us live with an open heart and a clear mind, incorporating a profound yet practical approach to our daily lives most meaningful and satisfying.
What is our potential as human beings? And if we all have a potential for buddhahood, how can we go about developing it? How do we incorporate ‘eastern’ ideas of karma and reincarnation without being superstitious? And how can we develop compassion and care in a world riven by strife and distraction?
The Buddha’s wisdom is extremely practical – and you don’t need to be a Buddhist to benefit! Discover how to integrate the Buddha’s wisdom into our hectic daily lifestyle, and find an authentic spiritual path that is relevant to your own experience. Then learn how to put it all together into an effective and stable daily practice.
Each class includes a presentation on key elements of Buddhist philosophy, and how they relate to modern life as well as enhancing the richness of our inner world. There will be an opportunity to ask questions if you are attending in-person.
– how to integrate the Buddha’s wisdom into our hectic daily lives
– setting up a daily meditation practice
– our nature, Buddha nature, and our potential for transformation
– exploring the case for and against reincarnation
– how karma works (and what we can do about it!)
– the importance of using reasoning and logic rather than blind faith
– self-esteem and appreciating the value of our human life
– how to prepare for death and help others (including our pets) as well
– cultivating happiness by uprooting the causes of suffering
– how mantras and ritual enhance our inner experience and support realisations
This course is presented by:
Miffi MaxmillionRegistered FPMT Teacher
The Spiritual Program Co-ordinator of LTC, leading beginner’s courses since 1998. With a background in circus and costumes, Miffi lends a contemporary flavour to both Buddhist psychology and ritual ceremonies.
“I hope that you understand what the word ‘spiritual’ really means. It means to search for – to investigate – the true nature of the mind. There’s nothing spiritual outside. My rosary isn’t spiritual; my robes aren’t spiritual. Spiritual means the mind and spiritual people are those who seek its nature.”– Lama Thubten Yeshe