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Train the Mind: Awaken Compassion (1 of 7)

Beth Sternlieb Olympic Santa Monica Main Center

Beth Sternlieb

10/31/2017 10:00 AM 11:45 AM (7 classes)  at  Santa Monica Main Center , (1430 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica, CA, 90404) (Map It)

A SPECIAL NOTE FROM THE TEACHER, BETH STERNLIEB: 
I am delighted to be offering a class for intermediate students on the Mind Training Slogans of Atisha, a 10th Century Indian master. These reflections are a great support in breaking through the mis-perception that self-centeredness can ever lead to lasting happiness. 

We will use Norman Fisher's book: "Training in Compassion - Zen teachings on the practice of LOJONG as reading and reflection material, in our seated meditation and daily life practice. 

These slogans are powerful teachings in turning obstacles and challenges into opportunities for awakening wisdom and compassion. 

The original text is based on teachings of the 10th century Indian master Atisha. I hope these first seven slogans will inspire you to join our group.
 

OVERVIEW OF THE SLOGANS: 

1. Resolve to begin 
2. Train in empathy and compassion 
3. Transform bad circumstances into the path 
4. Make practice your whole life 
5. Assess and extend 
6. The discipline of relationship 
7. Living with ease in a crazy world 

There are 7 weekly classes. 

InsightLA is a community of people dedicated to maintaining a safe and welcome, open and diverse environment that stands firmly against all racial, gender, economic, or religious bias. 

Experience Level:
This class is appropriate for those students with previous meditation experience who have taken an introductory mindfulness class or a Buddha's Path class previously. 

Cost:

This class is a Dana based class. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Dana means giving. The suggested donation for this class series, which includes 7 classes, is $210 dollars.

$30 per person of an average size class at InsightLA covers the cost of paying teachers, administrators, rent and outreach, as well as covering the participation of students who will pay less.

Please give generously. Your act of generosity is significant. The Buddha taught that all of the beautiful qualities of heart and mind begin with generosity: Generosity dissolves the separation of self and other… Giver receiver and gift intertwined. Everyone has a role to play in supporting the whole community practicing to their fullest potential.

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