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Introduction to Meditation: What is Happiness?

Lama Yeshe once said "to liberate yourself, you must know yourself". We discuss the purpose and benefits of meditation, investigate the nature of the mind, and practice a variety of different meditation techniques. Using readings from His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Lama Zopa Rinpoche, we learn how Buddha helps us re-define happiness in ways that lead to a healthier sense of self and better relationships with others.

Each session consists of guided and silent meditations, and a facilitated discussion.

All are welcome to attend, no previous experience is required. This is a small, relaxed class suitable for beginners. Wear comfortable clothes.

Suggested readings by His Holiness

The Essence of Happiness
How to Practice the Way to a Meaningful Life
An Open Heart: practicing compassion in everyday life
How to See Yourself As You Really Are

The class will draw loosely on these and other books, but there's no required reading.

Facilitator: Ven. Tendrol

Suggested donation: Members $8, Non-members $10, no one will be turned away due to lack of funds

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  • Adrienne

    Many apologies, I have family that arrived from out of town unexpectedly and will be unable to attend. I look forward to the next session.

    July 27, 2013

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