Living Your Best Life: The Practice of the Six Perfections
October 21: The pursuit of (inner) wealth
October 28: The beauty of self-control
November 4: The inner armor of patience
November 11: The joys of effort and concentration
November 18: Generating wisdom, Part 1
November 25: Generating wisdom, Part 2
December 2: Moving to the firm ground of liberation
How can we improve ourselves in a way that is systematic and creates measurable progress in a comfortable way, without pushing? The “six perfections” are six methods for improving our peace of mind and reducing bad habits. We will learn to improve our ability to love others purely, to improve our sense of integrity and dignity, to abandon our anger, and to create a deep and lasting inner peace.
This series is the second of two in which we will explore a short text known as “Advice from Atisha’s Heart.” Atisha’s “Advice” was originally given several centuries ago, but it is still just as applicable today in our modern, busy world as it was in the past.
Each class will begin with a brief guided meditation, followed by a short teaching. There will be time at the end of class for question and answer and/or discussion. Drop in for any class — no need to attend each class. Everyone is welcome to attend; no previous experience necessary.