Wednesdays, 7:00 - 8:00pm

Freedom from Negative Patterns of Thought

This class is offered in person only

Happiness and suffering are merely states of mind. So if we are to experience the happiness we all long for we must learn how to connect with states of mind that support our peace, and not the ones that cause us so much pain.

A vital part of this process entails identifying our negative patterns of thought so that we can begin to learn to let them go. This will allow us to actively replace those painful thoughts with the positive states of mind that lead to happiness.

In this series we will explore how we can identify and let go of such pain-inducing patterns of thought such as anger, jealousy, obsession, anxiety and more. Buddha called such minds ‘delusions’ because they are characterized by exaggeration, which leads to them being both unpeaceful and unreliable. Currently, we believe the harmful stories these minds are telling us, both about ourselves and the world. These stories are wrong.

Using Buddha’s brilliant insights and techniques, we will learn how to recognize early on when we are under the influence of harmful minds so that we will not entrust ourselves to them, but rather let them go. Changing such negative patterns of thought is hugely liberating and will open us up to a joyful, creative and game changing approach to experiencing our lives and our relationships.

October 12: Recognizing Negative Patterns of Thought
October 19: Letting Go of Anger with Katy Brennan
October 26: Dealing Skillfully With Unpleasant Feelings
November 2: Obsessing - Mistaking Where Happiness Comes From
November 9: Jealousy Vs. Rejoicing
November 16: How Envy Blocks Success
November 23: Insecurity Vs. Confidence
November 30: Freedom from Fear
December 7: Ignorance: the Root Delusion

NEXT SERIES

Putting the Happy Back in the Holidays

The holiday season can, ironically, often be a time of stress, anxiety and loneliness. But with the right mindset, we can learn to use this special time of year to increase our peace, joy and happiness, and even learn how to share this joy with others. Join us for the special series and learn to put the happy back in the holidays!

December 14: Creating An Inner Refuge of Peace with Sharon Guskin
December 21: Transforming Family Relationships with Doug Cuomo
December 28: The Healing Power of Love with Woo Jung Cho

DETAILS

Our general program classes include Dharma teachings along with guided meditations
Each class is self-contained and is also presented as part of a series. Drop into any class you like
These classes are suitable for both beginners and more advanced meditation practitioners
No special clothing is required
Everyone welcome!
Read our terms and conditions
Headphones are available for those who are hard of hearing. Please contact [email protected] to reserve a pair
Please see our current Covid-19 guidelines here

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