Current series of classes run from 7th September to 24th Sepember
Next series of Classes 19th of October till 7th of December
Eight Steps to happiness
We would all like to be happier, but often the happiness and contentment we seek remains elusive for us. As Geshe Kelsang Gyatso writes in ‘The New Eight Steps to Happiness
‘We tend to look for happiness outside ourself, thinking that if we had the right house, the right car, the right job and the right friends that we like, we would be truly happy…All our life we have tried to surround ourself with people and things that make us feel comfortable, secure or stimulated, yet still we have not found pure and lasting happiness.’
‘If we have to walk across rough and thorny ground, one way of protecting our feet is to cover the whole ground with leather, but this is not very practical. We can achieve the same result in a much simpler way – By covering our feet. Similarly, if we wish to protect ourself from suffering we can either try to change external conditions to make them conform to our wishes, or we can change our mind.’
In these classes will learn how to start changing our mind in a way which will lead us to the happiness and contentment we wish for.
- The value of working with our mind
- Where do our problems come from?
- Our unlimited potential
- Experiencing kindness
A perfect opportunity for those new to meditation and Buddhism and those with experience to really deepen their meditation practice and understanding. People are welcome to start attending at any point, everybody is welcome.
Venue: Akanishta KBC, 59 Whaddon Road, Cheltenham, GL52 5NE
£7 or (£4 Conc)
Classes are drop in: you can start attending at any point, no previous experience is needed. Everyone is welcome.