Tuesday Night Meditation
Taming the Wild Elephant Mind
6:30-8:00pm with Gen Kelsang Chokyi
We want to be happy all the time, even during sleep. How can we do this? We can do this through training in meditation because meditation makes our mind peaceful, and when our mind is peaceful we are happy all the time, even if our external conditions are poor.
If we let a wild elephant loose in a populated area it will cause massive destruction, but the uncontrolled wild mind can cause much more harm than such a crazed beast. If we investigate we can see that the creator of all the sufferings is nothing but our unsubdued mind. We can improve the quality of our minds through training in mindfulness and alertness with joy. From improving the quality of our mind and clearly understanding how to guard the mind, our happiness will increase and we will experience a deep inner peace and suppleness of mind.
Nov 30 — Guarding the Mind vs Suppression
Dec 7 — Mere Appearance vs Mistaken Appearance
Dec 14 — Real Happiness vs Mental Excitement
Dec 28 — Protection vs Vulnerability
This 90-minute meditation class will be based on How to Transform Your Life by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche and is taught by Gen Kelsang Chokyi, Resident Teacher at KMC Bloomington and American Buddhist nun.
Free for FP, $30 for 30 Days,
Basic Plus, Student Class Pass and Supporting Members