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Buddhist Mind Science

Buddhist Mind Science: Activating Our Potential

Module 1 - Cultivating Lasting Happiness: What Buddhism and Science Have to Say About It


This course focuses on an exploration of what leads to dissatisfaction and suffering, and what contributes to happiness for oneself and others. Participants will be introduced to the fundamentals of meditation and mind training, especially in the areas of establishing a meaningful direction in life, balancing the mind with equanimity and a caring attitude, and nurturing warmheartedness and wisdom drawn from the Buddhist tradition. This is complemented by references to current scientific understanding on our nervous system, values, subjective well-being, neuroplasticity and altruism.

This four-part course will take place online only (via Zoom) from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm on the following Saturdays:        May 14, May 21, June 4, and June 11.

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Syllabus for Buddhist Mind Science, Module 1

This short course is a part of a new FPMT pilot series, "Buddhist Mind Science: Activating Your Potential", that focuses on meditation and the mind to provide insight and practical techniques on meditation, the mechanisms of suffering and happiness, finding mental balance, and how to discover and develop our potential for compassion and wisdom. The presentation is in harmony with a comparative modern scientific perspective.

Learn more about the course and the instructors, Marina and Hans.

We depend on your support

In keeping with our tradition, Kadampa Center does not charge a fee to attend any Dharma teachings, so that financial resources will never be an obstacle to hearing the Dharma. We rely on the generosity of students to be able to offer these courses, inclulding making an offering to the teachers who will lead each module.  Your support for the course opens access to the Dharma for others, and enables Kadampa Center to make a generous offering to each module's teacher.

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