Join us on Tuesday evenings for an hour dedicated to finding happiness within.
How to (find &) keep a peaceful mind
In Buddhism, states of mind that are conducive to peace and happiness are called ‘virtuous minds’, whereas those that disturb our peace and cause us suffering are called ‘delusions’. Delusions are distorted ways of looking at ourself, other people, and the world around us. When our mind is under the influence of delusions we are out of touch with reality and are, in a sense, hallucinating. Since our mind is under the influence of at least subtle forms of delusion all the time, it is not surprising that our lives are so often filled with frustration.
Even though delusions are deeply ingrained, they are not an intrinsic part of our mind and so they can definitely be removed. Delusions are just bad mental habits, and like all habits they can be broken. In this course we will learn that through making a sincere and consistent effort to become familiar with constructive states of mind we can eliminate even the most stubborn delusions and replace them with the opposite virtues.
The classes are offered in-person on Tuesday evenings (6.30pm-7.30pm) at Middle Street Resource Centre, 74 Middle Street, Beeston NG9 2AR.
Cost £5 (free for members)
Booking not essential, payment can be made on arrival (cash or card).