Monday, January 28, 2019, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
This course will be followed by Retreat on Saturday, March 16; 10AM-5PM with Scott Tusa and Mary Reilly Nichols
This fourth class series in the Sustainable Happiness Program teaches the contemplative science of social-emotional healing and change based on the art of transforming the mind (lo-jong), refined by Nalanda masters Chandrakirti and Shantideva and distilled in Chekawa Yeshe Dorje’s beloved Seven Point Mind Training. Integrating all three vehicles of Buddhist wisdom and practice in one format tailored to lay life in an interdependent world, this vital practice teaches an industrial strength version of loving-kindness we think of as social-emotional Kung-fu.
In terms of practice, the seven points cover: using mindfulness and loving kindness to disarm and heal traumatic stress habits; using self-compassion and analytic insight to transform the traumatic self into an expansive self of prosocial engagement; and using the art of giving love and taking care in the face of adversity to embody the spirit of altruism in all our interactions. Finally, the class introduces the art of exchanging self-enclosure for altruism by invoking the mentors of altruism to cultivate an altruistic way of being in the world.
This course is open to all, whether or not you’ve taken a prior Sustainable Happiness course. Certificate-track students must meet prescribed requirements.
Mondays, January 28, February 4, 11, 25, March 4, 11; 7-9PM
For more information and to register please visit: Cultivating Wise Compassion