When: Dec 3
15:15-16:15 Session 1
16:15-16:45 Tea break
16:45-17:45 Session 2
Where: Slow Care Parlour, Yoshimoto Bldg. 3rd fl, Nakazaki-cho, Kita-ku, Osaka
Cost: (Adults) ¥2,900 (Concessions) ¥2,000 (includes refreshments)
***LAST WORKSHOP UNTIL SPRING 2018!***
In summary: Learn how to transform adversity into fuel for inner development through the power of compassion.
How to transform your life: What to do when things go wrong
Life is full of trials and tribulations. At various stages in our life, we have to face unwanted situations, ranging from minor daily irritations to major life events. What should we do, then, when things go wrong?
Thankfully, even in the face of adversity, we have choice in how we react. Buddha taught many methods for addressing problems, but among the most effective is the practice of compassion.
In this workshop, we will first explore the mechanisms in our mind that compel us to respond in non-constructive ways to life’s challenges. Then, we will use compassion as a direct antidote to undermine our habitual negativity and transform it into a wealth of positivity. This will incorporate an ancient, but highly effective, method known as “taking and giving.” We will leave feeling uplifted with a fresh perspective, and better able to take on any difficulty that life happens to throw at us.
Divided into two one-hour sessions, the workshop will be based on teachings from the renowned Buddhist Master, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, founder of the New Kadampa Tradition. It will be led by Matt Lucas, a native English-speaker and long-term resident of the Kansai region, who has been practising Buddhist meditation for over fifteen years.
The meditations will draw from the book “How to Transform Your Life,” which is available for free download at the following link: https://howtotyl.com
Everyone is warmly welcomed, including non-native speakers and people of all spiritual inclinations, as well as those with no spiritual background and complete beginners.
The workshop will be held in a yoga studio near Umeda. Not only is the central location easily accessible, but it is also a perfect space conducive to meditation. Come and join us in this oasis of peace in the heart of the city!
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