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Mind and its Potential – Introduction by Glen Svensson

September 12, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This is a start to Mind and its Potential of Discovering Buddhism. In this module you will explore the differentiation between mind and brain, mind as the creator of our experiences, and the implications of possessing a mind that has no beginning and no end.
You can participate on the teachings as you wish, on casual basis, even as a Drop In, we have always good meditations at the beginning and at the end – or really go for it and take the exam!

INTRODUCTION Module One – Mind and its Potential –  by Glen Svensson
Wednesday 18 – 20.30 September 12th
Free of Charge
Welcome!

MIND AND ITS POTENTIAL – Six weeks – 19/9-24/10 – With Kaisa Kaul
Examine the mind and how it creates happiness and suffering. Learn to transform destructive thoughts and attitudes to create a positive and joyous mind.
– It is your mind that creates the world. Buddha Sakyamuni.

SESSION ONE
Topics covered in this session include:
– The goal of Buddhist study and practice
– What is the mind – definition and description
– The beginningless and endless continuity of mind
– Aspects of the mind: Levels of consciousness – everyday mind to buddha-nature, our potential for spiritual enlightenment, and why it is possible to attain full awakening (enlightenment)

Starting with Motivation and Breathing Meditation, ending with meditation on the Continuity of Consiousness

SESSION TWO
Topics covered in this session include:
– How to integrate the teachings
– Understanding the functions of the mind – perception and conception
– Understanding how the mind gives rise to discontent and dissatisfaction, or to happiness and fulfillment

Starting with Motivation and Breathing Meditation, ending with Equanimity Meditation

SESSION THREE
Topics covered in this session include:
– Buddhist psychology – primary minds and mental factors
– The mechanics of the mind
– Destructive mental factors – the root delusions and derivative delusions
– Constructive mental factors
– Chasing happiness

Starting with Motivation and Breathing Meditation, ending with Meditation on Clarity of Consiousness

SESSION FOUR
Topics covered in this session include:
– The path to enlightenment, sutra and tantra: an introduction
– Engaging in a daily practice

Starting with Motivation and Breathing Meditation, ending with Meditation on the Buddha: Touching the Essence

SESSION FIVE
Repetition of difficult points

Starting with Motivation and Breathing Meditation, ending with Meditation

SESSION SIX
Repetition of difficult points
Quiz

+ One day retreat, Saturday 27/10 – 09.30-15.00 – on the Mind and Its Potential

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It is your mind that creates the world” – said Buddha Sakyamuni.
“Everything starts in the mind – as an intention”.

In the book “Make your #mind an ocean”  – will be part of the first modul reading – Lama Yeshe writes:

“As long as we exist, our mind is an inseparable part of us. As a result, we are always up and down. It is not our body that goes up and down, it’s our mind—this mind whose way of functioning we do not understand. Therefore, sometimes we have to examine ourselves—not just our body, but our mind. After all, it is our mind that is always telling us what to do. We have to know our own psychology, or, in religious terminology, perhaps, our inner nature. Anyway, no matter what we call it, we have to know our own mind.”
Read more here: https://www.lamayeshe.com/article/chapter/chapter-one-your-mind-your-religion

 

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Date:
September 12, 2018
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Yeshe Norbu
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+46855008575
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Yeshe Norbu Mind Training Centre
Roslagsgatan 62
Stockholm, 113 56 Sweden
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