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Transforming Problems into Happiness (Discovering Buddhism)

Consider well the disadvantages of self-cherishing and the advantages of cherishing others more than ourselves. Get inspired to “exchange ourselves with others”, and then be guided in how to employ the special techniques of mind training or “lo-jong”, as a means to transform problems into happiness and learn to like problems as much as ice-cream!

 

Eight worldly concerns
Equanimity
Shortcomings of anger and desire
Transforming problems into the path
Experiencing problems for others
Taking happiness as the path to enlightenment

DB Required Reading, Transforming Problems, photocopied booklet
Wish-fulfilling Golden Sun, by Lama Zopa Rinpoche (pp. 106-110, 114-142) photocopied booklet
Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand, by Pabongkha Rinpoche (pp.589-625)
Transforming Problems,by Lama Zopa Rinpoche
Transforming the Mind, by HH the Dalai Lama
Everflowing Nectar of Bodhicitta, by Lama Zopa Rinpoche (FPMT)

Meditations at home on: transforming happiness and problems into the path
Meditations on tong-len
Memorise the Eight Verses of  Thought Transformation
Attend the 1-day retreat on tong-len using Rinpoche;s book on Everflowing Nectar of Bodhicitta

Dorje Khadro preliminary practice
Tsa-tsa painting workshop
Peacock in the Poison Grove, by Geshe Lhundub Sopa
Awakening the Mind, Lightening the Heart, by HH the Dalai Lama
Advice from a Spiritual Friend, by Geshe Rabten
Becoming a Child of the Buddhas, by Gomo Tulku
Transforming Problems, by Thubten Gyatso (ABC)

Date

June 11

Time

10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Location

Langri Tangpa Centre
535 Old Cleveland Road, Camp Hill, QLD, 4152

Presenter

Eddie Peet

Cost

By donation (suggested $10 per class, but no set amount) Bound notes for the unit are $30.

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