Date(s) - 11/01/2022
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
New year, new Buddhist meditation short-course at The Parkhouse Community Centre.
“DETOX THE MIND”
TUESDAYS, 4TH-25TH JAN @7 PM – 8:30 PM
WHERE: ROOM 1, THE PARKHOUSE CENTRE, ERGUE-GABERIC WAY, BUDE
Delusions are a distorted ways of looking at the world, causing us to react in ways that bring us suffering and problems. Learn how to clear your mind of clutter and replace negative states of mind with a more positive and peaceful outlook.
This course will be available IN-PERSON , on Tuesday evenings, each class comprises of a talk and two guided meditations. At the end of the class you will have a chance to ask questions to the teacher.
Individual classes are £10, so why not book the course for only £24!
Book online please at https://meditateinthesouthwest.org/detox-the-mind-in-bude/
On behalf of Meditate in the South West – KMC Plymouth
Registered Charity Number 1082245
“Buddha explains that the real source of happiness is inner peace. If our mind is peaceful, we will be happy all the time, regardless of external conditions, but if it is disturbed or troubled in any way, we will never be happy, no matter how good our external conditions may be. External conditions can only make us happy if our mind is peaceful.
We may wonder why it is so hard to maintain a continually peaceful and joyful mind. Buddha explains that is because of the delusions that so often crowd our mind. Delusions are distorted ways of looking at ourself, other people and the world around us – like a distorted mirror they reflect a distorted world.
All delusions function like this, projecting onto the world their own distorted version of reality and then relating to this projection as if it were true. It is as if we are continually chasing mirages, only to be disappointed when they do not give us the satisfaction for which we had hoped.
We should understand that although delusions are deeply ingrained, they are not an intrinsic part of our mind and so they can definitely be removed. Delusions are just bad mental habits, and like all habits they can be broken. At the moment our mind is like muddy water, murky and polluted by delusions. However, just as it is possible to separate mud from water, so it is possible to purify the mind of all delusions. With no delusions remaining in our mind, there is nothing that can disturb our inner peace and joy.”
How to Transform Your Life
Geshe Kelsang Gyatso