Turning the Mind to the Dharma (Part 2) - Introduction to Buddhism with Lama Zangmo
WhoTeacher: Lama Gelongma Zangmo
Turning the Mind to the Dharma (Part 2)
is a day of introduction to buddhism course focusing on karma, cause & effect and the defects of samsara. There will be time for questions and answers throughout the day.
Karma, cause and effect should be considered in a broad way. As we all are interdependent, everything we do not only affects ourselves, our family, or people close to us, but has an effect on the whole world. It is very important, therefore, that we all take responsibility for our actions.
Considering the defects of samsara, fundamentally all beings want to be happy; no one wants to suffer. However, when we ask ourselves what real happiness is, some of the things we wish for are counterproductive, and although we want to be happy, all we achieve is suffering.
Buddhism defines true happiness as liberation from negative actions, afflictions and mental obscurations.
This day can be attended as a course on its own or as a part of a longer monthly Introduction to Buddhism series.
The other courses in this series are:
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