The New Eight Steps to Happiness: The Buddhist Way of Loving Kindness
Tuesdays, 7:00-9pm (1x/week attendance commitment)
Classes taught by our Resident Teacher Gen Jindak
“Everyone, whether religious or non-religious, is looking for happiness all the time and wants to be free from problems and suffering permanently. We can fulfill these wishes through understanding and practicing the instructions given in this book.” – Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
The Foundation Program provides an opportunity to deepen our understanding and experience of Buddhism through systematic study. If you are thinking about joining, or are curious to see what these classes are like, please feel free to “sit in” on the first few classes and check it out. Each class will cover an assigned number of pages from the book, with an emphasis on practical application.
A detailed and practical explanation of one of Buddhism’s best-loved teachings, Eight Verses of Training the Mind, by the great Tibetan Bodhisattva, Langri Tangpa. Clear methods are simply presented for transforming all life’s difficulties into valuable spiritual insights, for improving our relationships, and for bringing greater patience, empathy and compassion into our daily life. These methods have inspired generations of Buddhist practitioners for almost a thousand years, and brought lasting peace, inspiration and serenity to countless people.
Now, with this book, Venerable Geshe Kelsang shares the immeasurably rich insight of this ancient wisdom to help us find greater happiness and meaning in our busy, modern lives. With this revised presentation, The New Eight Steps to Happiness, Venerable Geshe-la re-introduces us to the essential practices of Training the Mind. He not only challenges our entire understanding of the world, but also challenges us to transform ourself into the greatest being we can possibly become!
Anyone may enroll in this program for the study of this book. Topics include reincarnation, karma, and meditation, as well as loving kindness, compassion and wisdom. If you enroll, then you should have the intention to complete the book for which you have joined. This book, The New Eight Steps to Happiness, will take about a year to complete.
To enroll in this program, either:
Select a membership—either Standard or Plus here. On the next page, under “Additional information” write a note that says, “Foundation Program”
Or contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
— To attend every class, unless there is a valid health, family, or work-related reason for missing.
— To apply effort to memorize the condensed meaning of the book or section.
— To prepare for and take the examination at the end of the book or section.
— To attend at least one GP class or puja (such as Heart Jewel) at the center each week.
Cost: $65/month (12 months/year) includes these FP classes & unlimited GP classes, as well as discounts on many weekend retreats and workshops.