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Understanding the Mind: A Practical Guide to Happiness

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Understanding the Mind

July - August Drop-in Classes

In our materially focused world where science and technology dominate our lives we have made remarkable external progress, but we still lack a clear, comprehensive, and practical understanding of our mind. By understanding the inner science of the mind we can discover which thoughts and states of mind lead to happiness and which do not. With this knowledge we can learn positive habits of happiness and practice them in everyday life. Join us for an enlightening exploration of the mind!

From the introduction to How to Understand the Mind by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso:

“We should know that in recent years our understanding and control of the external world have increased considerably and as a result we have witnessed remarkable material progress, but there has not been a corresponding increase in human happiness...This shows that the cause of happiness and the solution to our problems do not lie in knowledge or control of the external world. Happiness and suffering are feelings – parts of our mind – and so their main causes are not to be found outside the mind. If we really want to be truly happy and free from suffering we must improve our understanding of the mind.”

Weekly Class Topics

Week 1: The Mind, Subtle Energy, and Dreams

Week 2: Feelings, Craving & Non-Attachment

Week 3: The Power of Positive Thinking, Part 1 – Mental Training

Week 4: The Power of Positive Thinking, Part 2 – Faith & Doubt

Week 5: Overcoming Negativity, Part 1 – Everyday Delusions

Week 6: Overcoming Negativity, Part 2 – Freedom from Frustration & Anger

Week 7: Special Class in DallasPeace, Happiness & Bliss, A Special Public Talk with Guest Teacher Kadam Lucy James!

Week 8: Attention & Mindfulness, Concentration & Meditation

How to Understand the Mind

If you would like to learn more about the mind we will begin studying the book How to Understand the Mind in our Sunday Foundation Program study class.

Locations & Schedules

Dallas - Main Center (in English): Sunday 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Dallas - Centro Principal (en Español): Sunday 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Denton: Sunday 10:00 - 11:15 am
Fort Worth: Sunday 10:30 - 11:30 am

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Everyone Welcome!