Attentiveness is the best light to eliminate the darkness of ignorance. The best treasure that cannot be stolen. It is the greatest tool to overcome ignorance, and it is the best friend to provide skillful ways to overcome delusions.
The Mirror for Health and Happiness is a holistic program designed to address stress (Distorted Thoughts) and overall mental health Peace and Calm based on the ancient practices of meditation developed by Tibetan Buddhist scholars for centuries in India and Tibet.
However, it is not necessary to “be Buddhist” to benefit from the program, as the practice of meditation can be found in some form in all major spiritual traditions. Even so, the Buddha can be seen as the first psychologist in the world.
Calm and peace which is the opposite of agitation and irritation which is the discontentment with regard to one’s environment and possessions.
However, when we speak of calm state of mind or peace of mind, we should not confuse that with a completely insensitive, apathetic state in which there is no feeling. “That is not what we mean by having a calm and peaceful state of mind. Genuine peace of mind is rooted in affection and compassion. On the other hand, if we possess this inner quality that is calmness of mind and a degree of stability within, then even if we have various external circumstances that cause us to be unhappy and have a miserable life, it is still possible to live a happy and joyful life.” H. H. the Dalai Lama.
Geshe Thupten Dorjee holds Geshe degree (Doctorate in Buddhist Philosophy) and is also Clinical Assistant Professor for the Arts & Sciences Humanities Program at the University of Arkansas.
Monday, October 21; 7-9PM 2019