Turning Our Mind into an Ally

Sundays 2 ~ 3:15pm | January 15 ~ February 26 with Buddhist Teacher Jill Cagney. Classes held at the Fourth and Gill Neighborhood Center/Birdhouse located at 800 N 4th Ave, Knoxville, TN

“Although living beings wish to be free from suffering,

They run straight towards the causes of suffering

And although they wish for happiness

Out of Ignorance they destroy it like a foe”

Shantideva ~ Guide to the Bodhisattvas Way of Life

In our ordinary life, even though we work very hard to find happiness it remains elusive for us, whereas problems seem to come naturally, without any effort. Since we often develop negative states of mind that easily destroy our happiness, we need to change what we are doing with our mind.  If instead, we can learn how to partner with our own peaceful and positive states of mind, then we will come to understand that our mind can be our most powerful ally and a sincere and reliable friend.

January 15Turning Attachment into Love
January 22Turning “What About Me? into What About You?”
January 29Turning Pride into Humility
February 5Turning Anger into Patience
February 12Turning Jealousy into Rejoicing
February 19Turning Distraction into Concentration
February 26Turning Confusion into Wisdom