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GLEN SVENSSON: How to Cultivate Mental Balance & Well-Being

Discover how to cultivate inner well-being through focusing on four types of mental balance: motivational, attentional, cognitive and emotional). With his clear and structured teaching style, Glen emphasises the integration ​of philosophical ​view, meditation and daily life conduct. Includes a short break in the middle followed by a guided meditation and time for questions.

Becoming Your Best Self (short course)

A 2-week short course, drawing on Buddhist psychology. We examine the nature of happiness and what brings lasting peace. We also discover how to best structure our day so we make the most of our time. In this way we naturally become more peaceful, confident and focused.

The Empathy Dilemma: Overcoming Burnout and Fatigue

Discover how our natural empathy is both the source and solution of burnout and fatigue. Most of us will experience a point where we just want it all to stop. Even tasks we’re passionate about can become too daunting and we shy away or do them with a sense of obligation or resentment. When this burnout and fatigue strikes, there are steps we can take to get back on course and it’s simpler than you might think. Join us for a fascinating and practical combination of modern research findings and ancient practices to help you be at your best and still give your best to others.

Diamond Cutter – Sutra & Verse

(Both visa applications for Geshe Sherab were denied, so it is with great sadness that we have been forced to CANCEL this tour). REPLACEMENT PROGRAM: Eddie Peet will give a short explanation of the evocative analogies in the verse at the end of the Diamond Cutter Sutra:
“So you should view this fleeting world —
A star at dawn, a bubble in a stream,
A flash of lightening in a summer cloud,
A flickering lamp, a phantom, and a dream.”
After the break we will recite the Diamond Cutter Sutra together as a group, so we can create the much needed merit for future tours and visits from our precious Geshes.

Diamond Cutter – Sutra & Story

(Both visa applications for Geshe Sherab were denied, so it is with great sadness that we have been forced to CANCEL this tour). REPLACEMENT PROGRAM: This evening we will recite the Diamond Cutter Sutra together as a group, so we can create the much needed merit for future tours and visits from our precious Geshes. Eddie Peet will also give a short talk on the extraordinary discovery of this sutra – the world’s first printed book – and how it was very nearly lost to us in several times over. The background and history of this short yet powerful sutra is fascinating and reads like a modern adventure or thriller.

Cultivating Collaboration: Relationships in Balance

“In the long history of humankind, those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.” — Charles Darwin. We’re all born with an innate drive to interact and collaborate, yet our relationships can be the root of frustration and unhappiness. In this course you’ll learn to cultivate constructive, harmonious relationships that can enhance your quality of life personally and professionally. We will share ancient techniques to enhance mindfulness, empathy and compassion supported by the psychology of what makes relationships rewarding (or not).

Ancient Wisdom for Modern Life

Discover the ancient wisdom of Buddhist psychology that helps us deal with modern-day problems such as peer-group pressure, social media overload, and stress and problems at work or in the family. Buddhist psychology shows techniques to cultivate happiness and mental health that are achievable for everyone.

Samsara & Nirvana (Discovering Buddhism)

What is samsara and why are we stuck in it? What is nirvana and how can we achieve it? Develop the wish to be free from suffering and empower yourself with practical tools to deal with and eliminate disturbing emotions forever.

Anger, Patience and Forgiveness

Ksanti, which is translated as both ‘patience’ and ‘tolerance’, is the Buddhist art of being able to maintain a positive approach when things go wrong. It gives us the opportunity to choose beneficial reactions that are not driven by our usual compulsive mental habits of anger and jealousy, and helps us move towards forgiveness. It is one of the most essential skills we can learn to help us lead a happier, drama-free life.

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