Buddhist Way of Life
with Resident Teacher, Gen Kelsang Chokyan
This series introduces the mind, as distinct from the brain, and invites the listener to explore and develop their mind using scientific methods taught by Buddha. It shows how the problems we encounter in life do not exist outside of ourself, but are part of our mind that experiences unpleasant feeling.
Learning to control our mind, especially our desire, is the only way to bring all our problems to an end.
In this meditation series, learn about the Buddhist way of peace and loving kindness, which is beneficial for everyone, whether religious or non-religious.
Each class includes guided meditations, teaching, and time for Q&A (not available for online-only classes). A brief introduction of the topic will be presented followed by a guided meditation to settle the mind, the main teaching, and a closing guided meditation.
The main teaching will cover the class topic. It includes an explanation of Buddhist practices and methods to apply them to your daily life through meditation, contemplation, and effort. Reference to particular pages in books may be offered. It is not necessary to have the coursebook in order to benefit, but you may find it helpful. Further reading is always encouraged.
Each teaching ends with another guided meditation specifically to help students take the teaching to heart and be able to begin to practice on their own what they’ve learned in class.