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Applying Mind Training to your Life
Wednesday, January 23, 2013, 07:00pm - 08:30pm
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Mind Training ( a.k.a. thought transformation) or Lo-jong in Tibetan is a genre of Buddhist practices that teaches us how to use our problems as the path to enlightenment. Drawing from various Lo-jong sources, our teacher, Venerable Drimay will help us learn to develop techniques so we can better deal with life's problems. Most of us will probably start with not wanting to confront our own problems but through these teachings, we will eventually look forward to transforming our problems and becoming happier. The first of these monthly classes will be an overview and from then on they will become more interactive. So bring your problems as join us. Born and raised in California, Venerable Drimay has been a fully ordained Buddhist nun for over 15 years. She is the former resident teacher at Ocean of Compassion Center in San Jose.
Location : Land of Medicine Buddha - 5800 Prescott Road - Soquel
Contact : office@landofmedicnebuddha - 831-462-8383 -
No charge but donations gratefully accepted


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