Surfing Life’s Difficulties

Wednesdays 7 – 8:15pm | January 5 – February 16, In-person and Livestream. Attend the series or drop-in for individual weeks.

Ordinarily the day-to-day difficulties we encounter give rise to frustration, stress or feeling overwhelmed. By learning to respond to challenges skillfully, with acceptance, creativity, and wisdom, our problems become powerful spiritual fuel. Join us to hear about Buddha’s teachings on transforming adverse conditions into the path, and learn to surf the big waves of daily life. Each class includes guided meditations, a talk and time for questions.

2/19  From Bad to Good: A change in perspective

2/26  Always rely upon a happy mind alone

3/5   The benefits of a balanced mind (Endure Both whichever arises)

3/12  Warning! Do not play with Fire (Do not follow delusions)

3/19  The Problem with Passing the Buck (Do Not Transfer your own faults or burdens onto others

3/26  Putting Others First: How exactly does that work? (Do not aim at being the first to get the best)

4/2 The 3 R’s according to Dharma – Recognize, reduce and remove (Train in the 3 difficulties)

4/9  Don’t wait for better conditions. (Do not rely on other conditions)

January 5Always rely upon a happy mind alone
January 12 The benefits of a balanced mind
January 19Warning! Do not play with Fire
January 26Putting others first: How exactly does that work?
February 2 The 3 R’s according to Dharma
February 9Don’t wait for better conditions