**These classes will take place online on Zoom**
Beginning on August 20
and continuing Thursday mornings thereafter at 10:30 via Zoom,
Training Our Minds, Changing Our Lives.
In each of these connected, but also stand-alone sessions, the emphasis will be on exploring how we can put the guidelines for cultivating loving kindness and compassion into realistic and effective practice in our everyday lives. His Holiness the Dalai Lama often says that, although the world’s spiritual traditions may differ from one another in their underlying philosophical views and beliefs, they all come together on one point: the genuine purpose of all of them is to help us become better human beings.
And whether we follow one or another of these various traditions—and even if we do not subscribe to any of them at all—we can intuitively recognize that the more we can cultivate open-hearted loving-kindness for one another, the better off we—and the entire world—will be.
I am not offering these sessions because I am an expert in applying these thought-training (lo-jong) instructions. On the contrary! Although I have been studying them for half a century, I have come to recognize how limited my attempts to apply these instructions to my everyday life have been. At the same time, however, I have become even more convinced of their necessity and unparalleled value, especially during the conflicted age in which we now live.
So please come join me as, together, we will explore the ways in which we can cultivate these open-hearted qualities and gradually overcome the destructive influence that narrow-minded self-centeredness has on our lives.
About the Instructor
Jon Landaw, the author of Buddhism for Dummies, was born in New Jersey in 1944 and graduated from Dartmouth College in 1965. After spending three years in the Peace Corps in Iran, Jon worked as an English editor for the Translation Bureau of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala, India from 1972 to 1977, producing numerous texts under the guidance of Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey.
As a student of Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche since 1973, Jon has edited numerous works for Wisdom Publications, including Wisdom
Energy and Introduction to Tantra. He is also the author of Prince Siddhartha, a biography of Buddha for children, and Images of Enlightenment: Tibetan Art in Practice, published by Snow Lion in 1993. As an instructor of Buddhist meditation, he has taught in numerous Dharma centers throughout the United States, Mexico, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and elsewhere. He currently lives with his wife in Capitola, California.
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|Date(s):||6 Consecutive Thursdays, Aug 20- Sept 24|
|Times:||10:30 am - 12:15 pm|
|Type of event:||general class|
|Number of sessions:||6|
|Level:||Open to All|
|Participation:||Ok to attend some or all of 4 classes|
|Location:||Online Via Zoom|
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