The Way to Inner Peace and Contentment

New course starting April 14

Regardless of who we are, the main purpose of our life—you could call it the heart of being human—is to be happy. If we look closely, we can see that there are two kinds of happiness. One is based more on physical comfort; the other is founded on a deeper, mental contentment. If we have this deeper, inner peace and contentment, then, even when we go through physical suffering, our minds can still be happy.

If we apply them to ourselves, we could discover that meditation, the view of Interdependence, and altruism can revolutionize the way we work and act in the world.

Then, even though life may be complex on the outside, we will possess an inner simplicity and carefree dignity. This will enable you to meet difficulties, crises, and troubles with a deeper acceptance and insight. Our understanding will also help you transform and overcome problems, and lead you to the inner peace, stability of mind and contentment that we need to face the challenges of the world today.

Topics that are covered in this course are:

  • Happiness and Contentment
  • The Four Noble Truths
  • Our Core Being
  • The Three Wisdom Tools
  • The Eight Worldly Concerns
  • The Essence of the Buddha’s Teaching:

                        Commit not a single unwholesome action,
                        Cultivate a wealth of virtue,
                        To tame this mind of ours,
                        This is the teaching of the Buddha.

  • Loving Kindness Practice
  • Appearance of Mind, and Essence of Mind
  • The Direct Approach and the Gradual Approach

This course will help us to deepen and enhance our appreciation of meditation, interdependence, and altruism.

This course is open to students new to Rigpa who have some meditation experience, and to Rigpa students who have taken ‘What Meditation Really Is’.

Prerequisite: some exposure to meditation

10 Mondays

Dates: April 14 – June 23

Time: 7pm – 9pm

Cost: $150. Work study available.

Please register here.

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