Term: Wednesdays September 23 – October 28
1:00-2:00 P.M. MDT
In this course we will use teachings of Lama Yeshe, the founder with Lama Zopa Rinpoche of FPMT, which were given as a five-day meditation retreat and have been published in the book, Ego, Attachment, and Liberation. We will explore Lama’s instructions for working skillfully to subdue the uncontrolled states of mind such as attachment, anger and low self-esteem that cause us to suffer and motivate harmful actions. We will come to see how a constricted sense of ego-identity is at the root of our problems and learn how to give our ego the “wisdom-eye” and connect with our innate potential for joy and wellbeing.
Taught by Karuna Cayton
Karuna Cayton has been a practicing Buddhist for over 45 years. From 1975 until 1988 he lived at Kopan Monastery working for the late Lama Thubten Yeshe. Upon returning to the US he got his Masters in clinical psychology. Karuna has worked for over 30 years as a psychotherapist (MFT31860), teacher, business psychologist, and coach to help people achieve a more balanced life. His mission is to interpret the ancient teachings of Buddhist thought into modern language and interventions –without changing the purity of these universal ideas.