6-week course from 30 January – 5 March (possible extra class on 12 March)
Using Buddhist psychology we can cut through the very root of unhappiness and fear, to reveal the innate goodness and peace at the heart of our being. In Buddhist psychology, unhappiness is viewed as a symptom, and the disturbing emotions as the cause. The very root of these afflictive states of mind is our distorted and negative self-view. By recognising and developing a realistic appreciation of our innate human qualities, we will be able to naturally overcome our fears and become happier. Topics include:
- Step-by-step methods to overcome disturbing emotions like clinging and anger
- How to listen to the message our depression or anxiety is trying to tell us
- Simple techniques to cultivate positive states of mind
The course is led by registered FPMT western teacher Miffi Maxmillion, who has been leading this series for over a decade. These techniques are not just for Buddhists, they are universal and can be easily adapted to any tradition. It is ideal for first time students, as well as for those returning for a ‘top-up’.
The classes are by donation and include the main presentation, short reflections, selected readings, and time for questions. Although the classes are sequential you can join at any time. There is a workbook for the course ($20) with all meditations, reflection sheets, summaries, and powerpoint slides.