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The Nature of Spiritual Practice: Parting From the Four Attachments

What is spiritual practice? Lama Zopa Rinpoche says, "Taming the mind or subduing the mind is not only in Buddhism, it should be the essence of all the religions. If this practice is not there, then no matter how much we chant prayers or rituals, if we do not subdue the mind, that brings problems to our life. If we do not subdue the mind it gives problems to ourselves and others—to the world, to other sentient beings." This series of four classes explores how to tell if what you're doing is actually serving as a spiritual practice--as a method for taming your own mind and heart. We will also explore a range of specific methods of meditation and contemplation for deeply entering into such inner transformation!

Teacher: Dr. Lorne Ladner

Suggested donation: Members $25, Non-members ($30), no one will be turned away due to lack of funds

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Enjoyed the meetup.Great Conversations and insights. I seem to now understand the f=difference between observation and contemplation.

    The project idea to practice and share should help more

    February 3, 2013

  • Beth M.

    Always learning something of great value in these classes -and often we are asked to do something at home in practice to help our spiritual growth. The new center is such a joy to be in and full of positive vibes. We are lucky to have such wonderful teachers so we can receive the Dharma in a clear way.

    1 · February 2, 2013

  • Annie N.

    The space, the teaching, and the community are amazing!!

    February 2, 2013

  • Losang D.

    Hi Ben. Yes, almost everything we offer is open to everyone, that class in particular should be very appropriate to folks who might be new to the center or Buddhism in general. Please email me at [masked] if you would like the audio recording of the first class in that series. Unfortunately the second class wasn't recorded but it would give you a sense of what to expect.

    January 27, 2013

  • Ben S.

    Is this particular meeting on Sat. the 2nd open to

    January 27, 2013

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