Mind training for troubled times
Wednesdays 7 – 8:30 pm with Gen Shenyen
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It’s no secret that we are living in troubled times. Is it possible to be happy during such times? Yes, it is. In fact, if we want to be of benefit to ourselves and others, it is essential that we train in authentic happiness. For this express purpose, Buddha presented a special set of practices known as ‘training the mind”. These meditations are especially powerful in these spiritually challenging times. The heart of the practice is learning to transform adverse conditions into our spiritual training, responding to difficulties with a special wisdom and skill so that we let go of our self-centered, small-minded fearful mind. Instead, we open our heart with love and compassion and in this way learn to live confidently and fearlessly.
Based on the thousand year old famous Buddhist poem, Eight Verses of Training the Mind, this course, through talks and guided meditations, will take us on a step-by-step journey to ever-expanding horizons and experiences of authentic, peaceful and stable happiness.
- May 3: What is self-centeredness?
- May 17: Questioning our own importance
- June 7: Exchanging our perspective
- June 14: Compassion is feeling with others
- June 21: Love – the great protector
- June 28: Transforming difficulties
- July 5: Accepting with patience what is inevitable
- July 12: Taking on others‘ suffering
- July 19: Giving love to others
At the end of the class there is time for discussion and questions.
Treat yourself to the peace and fulfillment meditation can offer.
Everyone is welcome!
Buddhist meditation gives us a profoundly optimistic perspective on our lives and our potential. Our human mind is amazing, and if we learn to harness its power, we can not only solve our day to day problems but put an end to all our suffering altogether. Eventually we can experience the clear, pure nature of our mind – a radiant, permanent happiness.
Where should we start if we want to discover the effectiveness of these instructions for ourselves? It is essential that we learn to meditate. Through meditation we can experience the potential and power of our own mind.
We will explore how to develop or improve a meditation practice that enables us to train our mind.
Meditation is a tried and tested method to lead us to a state of inner peace and profound joy.
buddhist nun Gen Shenyen
Kadampa Meditationszentrum Wiesbaden
Note for booking
Our classes are only in-person
For booking you will be redirected to our booking software ‚fitogram pro‚.
You have to create an account once. Only your name and email address are required. You can pay by credit card, direct debit or bank transfer. Would you like to pay with Paypal? Then please select ‚bank transfer‘ as payment method. After completing the booking you will receive an email with all details about our bank account and our Paypal link.