These topics are for our weekday evening classes in Dallas, Ft. Worth, Richardson and Denton.
June: Love, Desire & Relationships
We all want to enjoy our relationships. However we can suffer from unrealistic expectations, dissatisfaction and conflict because we do not understand the difference between love and uncontrolled desire, also known as attachment. Although they are often confused, love and attachment are completely different. Love is the source of all happiness in our relationships and attachment is the source of all the pain and problems. If we learn to reduce our attachment and increase our love, then our mind and our relationships will definitely improve.
July: Breaking Bad Habits
We all have habits that seem hard to break. Unfortunately, many of these habits also make us unhappy or even harm our health. Eben though we try very hard, sometimes we feel helpless to change. Through understanding Buddha's teachings, we can gain confidence in our potential to change. We can then replace even our most stubborn habits with profoundly beneficial ways of thinking and living that always lead to peace and happiness, both for ourselves and others.
August: Finding Stillness Within
For as long as our mind remains turbulent and distracted in an external search for happiness, we will not have the opportunity to enjoy its natural purity and clarity. But through learning to control the mind in meditation, we will definitely find happiness from a different sournce- the peace and stillness within our own mind.
September: Mind @ Work
We spend so much of our time at work, but job pressures and interpersonal conflicts can make this time feel stressful and unrewarding. However, through learning how our mind works and following Buddha's practical advice for training our mind, we can transform our difficulties into opportunities for inner growth and development. By changing our attitude from negative to positive, we can remain calm under pressure and become a source of inspiration to others.