Acceptance, Purification and Letting Go - with Clive Holmes
When4 Nov 2017 to 5 Nov 2017
10:00am to 4:00pm
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WhoTeacher: Clive Holmes
Anyone is welcome to attend this event!
Most people want a peaceful happy life. These three principles help to make it happen. Simple, practical purification meditations will be shared and explained. These will help us purify our streams of consciousness so that we are less agitated and more capable of enjoying our lives.
To let go does not mean, “I get rid of.” It is much more subtle. To let go means to be able to let be with wisdom and kindness, allowing new things to arise. If we leave our thoughts alone, to some degree, they will leave us alone. Of course, this is “context specific.” Letting go is not so wise for mountain climbers!
This weekend will also introduce the ideas of deep-rooted acceptance that is necessary because of our tendency to resist pain that causes us so much intense suffering. Life is hard, to be human is very difficult but we can train the mind to face and cope with whatever arises. The essence is what attitude we hold to whatever “weather” is going on either outside or within us. That essence is kindness.
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