If we want to be truly happy and free from suffering, we must learn how to control our mind.
Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, Modern Buddhism
Wouldn’t it be great if we could simply choose not to be unhappy?
Even though we wish to be happy every day of our life, our mind can be habitually trapped in narrow, uninspired, negative ways of thinking – which can leave us feeling tired, dissatisfied and wondering whether this is all that life has to offer.
The Buddha taught that happiness is a part of the mind, so its real causes must come from within the mind. So, if we can gain better control over our mind, this gives us the freedom to respond to any situation without disturbing our inner peace. Ultimately, we can learn how to maintain a happy mind regardless of what is happening in our life.
This half-day workshop will consist of practical teachings and guided meditations that help us change old habits, and choose to follow ideas and thoughts that help us stay peaceful and feel a deep sense of happiness.
Everyone is welcome.