Transforming Adversity

with Kelsang Chopel

Wednesdays, 10:00 – 11:30am

Do everyday upsets leave you feeling frustrated, stressed out and overwhelmed? According to Buddha, there’s no good reason for us to suffer like this. He taught how we can respond to challenges skillfully, creatively, with acceptance and wisdom, effectively converting life’s problems into powerful spiritual lessons.

In these classes we will explore, through focused teachings and meditation, methods that enable us to turn difficult situations to our spiritual advantage.

“There are many difficult and unpleasant circumstances that we cannot avoid, but we can certainly avoid the unhappiness and anger that these circumstances normally provoke in us.”      ~ Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

Cost: $10 per class

 

Sep
18
Wed
The Habits of Happy People @ Jampa Ling Kadampa Buddhist Centre
Sep 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

with Lois Bickley

Is the attainment of happiness really as complicated as we make it?  Is it true that happiness depends on such things as our ‘success’, reputation, status, looks, or possessions? The reality is that not one of these things – nor all of them together – can bring us lasting happiness. On the contrary, chasing after them with this hope is a sure way to frustration, disappointment and even cynicism.

Buddha teaches how we can all cultivate simple attitudes of mind that will make us genuinely happy. In each class we will explore, through teachings and guided meditations, how we can nurture powerful mental habits that fend off gloom and negativity, and enkindle a freeing lightness of heart and mind.

 

Sep
19
Thu
The Habits of Happy People @ Jampa Ling Kadampa Buddhist Centre
Sep 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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with Kellie McNabb

Is the attainment of happiness really as complicated as we make it?  Is it true that happiness depends on such things as our ‘success’, reputation, status, looks, or possessions? The reality is that not one of these things – nor all of them together – can bring us lasting happiness. On the contrary, chasing after them with this hope is a sure way to frustration, disappointment and even cynicism.

Buddha teaches how we can all cultivate simple attitudes of mind that will make us genuinely happy. In each class we will explore, through teachings and guided meditations, how we can nurture powerful mental habits that fend off gloom and negativity, and enkindle a freeing lightness of heart and mind.

Sep
25
Wed
The Habits of Happy People @ Jampa Ling Kadampa Buddhist Centre
Sep 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

with Lois Bickley

Is the attainment of happiness really as complicated as we make it?  Is it true that happiness depends on such things as our ‘success’, reputation, status, looks, or possessions? The reality is that not one of these things – nor all of them together – can bring us lasting happiness. On the contrary, chasing after them with this hope is a sure way to frustration, disappointment and even cynicism.

Buddha teaches how we can all cultivate simple attitudes of mind that will make us genuinely happy. In each class we will explore, through teachings and guided meditations, how we can nurture powerful mental habits that fend off gloom and negativity, and enkindle a freeing lightness of heart and mind.

 

Sep
26
Thu
The Habits of Happy People @ Jampa Ling Kadampa Buddhist Centre
Sep 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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with Kellie McNabb

Is the attainment of happiness really as complicated as we make it?  Is it true that happiness depends on such things as our ‘success’, reputation, status, looks, or possessions? The reality is that not one of these things – nor all of them together – can bring us lasting happiness. On the contrary, chasing after them with this hope is a sure way to frustration, disappointment and even cynicism.

Buddha teaches how we can all cultivate simple attitudes of mind that will make us genuinely happy. In each class we will explore, through teachings and guided meditations, how we can nurture powerful mental habits that fend off gloom and negativity, and enkindle a freeing lightness of heart and mind.

Oct
2
Wed
The Habits of Happy People @ Jampa Ling Kadampa Buddhist Centre
Oct 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

with Lois Bickley

Is the attainment of happiness really as complicated as we make it?  Is it true that happiness depends on such things as our ‘success’, reputation, status, looks, or possessions? The reality is that not one of these things – nor all of them together – can bring us lasting happiness. On the contrary, chasing after them with this hope is a sure way to frustration, disappointment and even cynicism.

Buddha teaches how we can all cultivate simple attitudes of mind that will make us genuinely happy. In each class we will explore, through teachings and guided meditations, how we can nurture powerful mental habits that fend off gloom and negativity, and enkindle a freeing lightness of heart and mind.

 

Oct
3
Thu
The Habits of Happy People @ Jampa Ling Kadampa Buddhist Centre
Oct 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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with Kellie McNabb

Is the attainment of happiness really as complicated as we make it?  Is it true that happiness depends on such things as our ‘success’, reputation, status, looks, or possessions? The reality is that not one of these things – nor all of them together – can bring us lasting happiness. On the contrary, chasing after them with this hope is a sure way to frustration, disappointment and even cynicism.

Buddha teaches how we can all cultivate simple attitudes of mind that will make us genuinely happy. In each class we will explore, through teachings and guided meditations, how we can nurture powerful mental habits that fend off gloom and negativity, and enkindle a freeing lightness of heart and mind.

Oct
9
Wed
The Habits of Happy People @ Jampa Ling Kadampa Buddhist Centre
Oct 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

with Lois Bickley

Is the attainment of happiness really as complicated as we make it?  Is it true that happiness depends on such things as our ‘success’, reputation, status, looks, or possessions? The reality is that not one of these things – nor all of them together – can bring us lasting happiness. On the contrary, chasing after them with this hope is a sure way to frustration, disappointment and even cynicism.

Buddha teaches how we can all cultivate simple attitudes of mind that will make us genuinely happy. In each class we will explore, through teachings and guided meditations, how we can nurture powerful mental habits that fend off gloom and negativity, and enkindle a freeing lightness of heart and mind.

 

Oct
10
Thu
The Habits of Happy People @ Jampa Ling Kadampa Buddhist Centre
Oct 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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with Kellie McNabb

Is the attainment of happiness really as complicated as we make it?  Is it true that happiness depends on such things as our ‘success’, reputation, status, looks, or possessions? The reality is that not one of these things – nor all of them together – can bring us lasting happiness. On the contrary, chasing after them with this hope is a sure way to frustration, disappointment and even cynicism.

Buddha teaches how we can all cultivate simple attitudes of mind that will make us genuinely happy. In each class we will explore, through teachings and guided meditations, how we can nurture powerful mental habits that fend off gloom and negativity, and enkindle a freeing lightness of heart and mind.