Modern Buddhism: Meditations to Transform Our Mind

Choose Happiness

Happiness and suffering are feelings – parts of our mind – and so their main causes are not to be found outside the mind. If we really want to be truly happy and free from suffering we must improve our understanding of the mind.

The eleven virtuous mental factors are all naturally virtuous, which means that they are virtuous through their own nature and not through the force of a specific motivation.

If a spoonful of sugar is stirred into a cup of tea, all the tea becomes sweet because sugar is by nature sweet. Similarly, when a virtuous mental factor is present in the mind, our entire mind is pervaded by virtue which naturally induces joy and happiness from within.

Oct 11 - Joyful Aspirations
Oct 18 - A Flexible Mind
Oct 25 - Free From Negativity
Nov 1 - Overcoming Uncontrolled Desire
Nov 8 - Delusions are the Real Enemy
Nov 15 - The Supreme Friend: Wisdom

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What to Expect at a Class

Each class includes a teaching and guided meditation. Series are ongoing. No previous experience is necessary. Everyone is welcome.


United Congregational Church, 1 Commons, Little Compton, RI 02837

Katherine Brown is a senior teacher at AKBC and guides the meditation classes.