Term: Fridays, June 4 – July 9
How to Be Happy : Inspired by Lama Zopa Rinpoche
How to transform problems into happiness, how to find compassion for our “enemies”, how to treat ourselves with kindness; the focus of this series is on these persistent and universal challenges.Anyone looking for advice on how to be happy—truly, meaningfully happy—will find in the teachings of Lama Zopa Rinpoche a trustworthy and skillful guide. Methods that work for us when all is well, and also when life’s troubles, big and small, seem unmanageable.
These open-ended 60-minute discussions are an easy-going introduction to the Buddhist approach to the mind. Participants learn how to pay attention to, identify and then unpack the thoughts that inform our emotions in day-to-day life and learn how to reconfigure them, rather than focusing on the event or person that triggered them. This is the key to success in Buddhist practice. As Lama Zopa Rinpoche says, “We can mold our mind into any shape we like.”
There’s no required reading. A link to the book is provided in the materials section, for those interested.