Modern Buddhism: Becoming a friend of the world
Wednesdays: Nov 4,11,18,23 – 18.30 to 20.30
with Kadam Tim
It’s not difficult to see how our world is having a challenging time at the moment. There are so many problems – most of which can be traced back to human behaviour.
What are we to do in the face of such challenges? The answer, from a Buddhist perspective, is to develop our mind of compassion. Animals also have compassion, but only humans have the possibility to consciously develop the strength of their compassion.
In this month’s Modern Buddhism classes, we will explore the mind of compassion, and learn how we can train in compassionate intention and action that can only bring benefit to the world. By developing ourself in this way, we can truly become a friend of the world.
About Modern Buddhism classes
Within Buddhism, there are tried and tested methods that we can learn, based on logical reasoning, that both make us happier now and create the causes for future happiness. In our Modern Buddhism classes on Wednesdays, you will be introduced to and learn how to practice these wisdom views in modern daily life.
The basis for the teachings come from Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche’s book Modern Buddhism. A hard copy of this book can be purchased at the Centre, or you can download a free digital version here..
The classes include teachings and discussions together with guided meditations. No previous experience of Buddhism or meditation is needed. We sit on regular chairs and no special clothing is needed. Everyone is welcome and anyone can benefit from these teachings regardless of nationality, culture, background, gender or age. Doors open 30 minutes before the class starts and tea is served.
The focus of the classes this term are teachings and meditations on how to develop the minds of universal love and compassion.
Drop-in fee (per class): 80kr
Clip Card: (4 x classes): 280kr
Clip Card: (8 x classes): 480kr
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