SUNDAYS | 11AM - 12:15PM
Overcoming Perfectionism, Self-Criticism & Discouragement
We sometimes set up an all or nothing approach to success, feeling if we are not able do something perfectly then we are a failure. This is a dangerous mind-set, because it can lead to excessive self-criticism and discouragement, which blocks our capacity for learning and authentic spiritual growth.
Through Buddhist psychology we can gain insight into this process and learn practical methods that will help us accept who and where we are, and make progress towards becoming the person we wish to be.
Gen Kelsang Chokyi will be using How to Transform Your Life by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for this series.
April 21 — Perfectionism: Expectations and Pride
April 28 — No class for US Festival at KMC NY
May 5 — Self-Criticism: Patience and Potential
May 12 — Discouragement: Reality and Rejoicing
May 19 — Belief, Doubt, and Confidence
May 26 — Faith, Inspiration, and Wisdom
Awakening the Heart: A New Perspective on Relationships
The practices of training the mind and the meditations presented within Buddhism are universally applicable and offer excellent methods for transforming our relationships with family, friends, partners, work colleagues and beyond. Relationships can provide meaning and joy to our life, but they can also give rise to friction, insecurity, resentment and sadness.
During this course we will explore the methods of Buddhist psychology and meditative practice for re-framing relationships, learning to cultivate positive and harmonious relationships that give purpose and happiness to our lives.
Based on the books The New Eight Steps to Happiness & How to Solve Our Human Problems, by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.
June 2 —Cultivating Love In the Heart
June 9 — Letting Go of Resentment
June 16 — Blaming Correctly
June 23 — Escaping the Prison of Ego
June 30 — Finding Peace in Logic
July 7 — The Practice of Empathy
July 14 — Loving Kindness Meditation
July 21 — Emptiness: The Potential to Change