Jul 10, 2013 · 6:45 PM
"Things don't just happen because you have a wish or desire for them to happen, they happen because of a cause that you created. Yet we have built up a wrong logic that believes “if I wish or want it to happen it will”. Sometimes we get lucky and have a few our wishes come true, but most of the time we aren't able to satisfy or meet the expectation of our wish and we experience suffering. If we could better understand Buddha's wisdom that everything in our life comes from a cause then we could take better control of our lives and know how to make our wishes become a reality."
-Namnang Mingjo Dorje Rinpoche
Transform Numb Old Concepts: Awaken your Mind
New Series Reviewing the Essence of Namnang Mingjo Dorje Rinpoche's
"21 Classes on the Essential
Points to Cultivating the Buddhist Path"
Starting Wed. July 10th @ 6:45
Palo Alto Buddhist Study Group
245 College Ave., Apt. C, Palo Alto, 94306
"It is impossible to cross the same river. Though it may appear the same, taking a deeper look from the profound wisdom insight of Buddha you can see that the river has changed, you have changed, the environment has changed, so you can never be crossing over the same river because every second things are changing. We view our life as permanent, thinking that everything will stay the same, will always be happy, will always be in good condition. But the reality that Buddha sees is that our life is just like the river and is impermanent." -Namnang Mingjo Dorje Rinpoche
Join us for an interactive study and cultivation experience that helps students of all levels understand the essential points of how to cultivate and transform the mind on the Buddhist Path.
Rinpoche’s honest and sincere teachings help us wake up from the state of numbness in which we live much of our lives. We will discuss how Buddhism can help awaken us to the true nature of the world around us, and the true nature of our mind. When we truly understand how our mind works, we are able to better direct our lives, and actively cultivate happiness while reducing our suffering.
Please join us as we discuss:
- What does it mean to transform the mind?
- How do we gain control of and direct our lives?
- How do we achieve ultimate happiness and get rid of all suffering?
- For existing cultivators, how do we move past a numb state to make our cultivation really work?
Please RSVP to help us with our planning, and don’t hesitate to let us know if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you there!