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I have recovered from the disease of Alcoholism. I believe there is only one person really,.. everybody. And that peace of mind is everything. -So treat your neighbor as you would treat yourself, because your neighbor IS yourself. I think most of recovery is what I would call common sense, but that learning to be ordinary is a true gift very few people acquire. My ambition is to accept everything unflinchingly, with compassion, and therefore be intrinsically comfortable in my own skin, no matter what. I am comfortable being uncomfortable and am willing to go to any lengths to improve my life. I believe the Big Book was divinely inspired, and is extraordinarily powerful. Unfortunately AA's best kept secret a lot of the time. (In my opinion). I just try to do what works, no matter what it is.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Mon 13th Nov. 7pm: A Tibetan Monk doing a talk called: Happiness: A Makeover for the Mind

Monday 13 November Talk at 'Alternatives' (See sidebar under Mind Body Spirit for link)
Happiness: A Makeover for the Mind
By: GESHE TASHI TSERING. (From the Jamyang Centre)

The bottom line in life is to be happy. Everything anyone does, at the deepest level, is motivated by a wish to be happy. Happiness is a state of mind - an obvious statement and yet it seems we see happiness, not as this, but as a state achieved through the acquisition and manipulation of external phenomena. The car, the job, the relationship is happiness. Buddhism asserts this is fundamentally incorrect and the reification of phenomena leads to us falsely seeing them as causes for our happiness. We are simply looking for happiness in the wrong place and only when we turn inwards and examine the mind will we be turn this around.

In this talk, Geshe Tashi will explore how ancient Buddhism wisdom can transform our minds into true happiness.

Geshe Tashi Tsering is a highly eloquent Tibetan monk who has represented HH The Dalai Lama on many occasions and who is well known for his great warmth and humour. He has been the resident teacher at Jamyang Buddhist Centre in London for the last 13 years. He is the creator of the Foundation of Buddhist Thought, a two-year correspondence course on Tibetan Buddhism, and the author of The Four Noble Truths.

Visit www.jamyang.co.uk.
£10/5 concs

ST JAMES'S CHURCH. 197 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9LL
Nearest tube Piccadilly Circus


Anonymous said...

I remember creating a false sense of happiness in my late teens. My first obsession (well besides the obsession with self) was with food. Empowered by the comments as I lost weight, I told myself "I will be complete and content once I reach a skinny state." I had no concept how empty I would be, that internally I was feeding a darkness within my soul.

I desire that transformation, that which is not physical but internal. Thanks for this share and the resources for elaboration.

Happy Thursday!

Meg Moran said...

I am awakening to the difference between hapiness vs joy. Ahhhhh

I so enjoy your site and and reading it like a hungrey child. Thank you for sharing your wisdom.

Mike said...

Haven't seen you about the blogs, but like what I see. Will be back.