Using Buddhist psychology, discover how to bring forth your innate good qualities, and overcome the anxiety, distraction and depression of modern life.
Discover what holds us back in achieving our innate human potential, and how to develop self-esteem that is authentic, lasting, and stable. By using practical techniques to overcome destructive habits, we will become naturally grounded in your own positive qualities. Our relationships with others will naturally become harmonious, and our projects and passions more constructive.
Drawing on Buddhist psychology, we examine how to bring forth our innate qualities, and how to overcome the distraction and anxiety that hamper our daily life and oppresses our relationships. As we learn to overcome destructive habits, we will naturally be released from our stress and anxiety.
Session 1: Happiness & goal setting
What is happiness? Three types: hedonic, eudemonic, optimal flourishing. Goal setting for long-term happiness, reflecting your own values.
Session 2: Overcoming distractions
What distracts us from our goals? Eight worldly concerns and how to overcome them. How to find your own authentic path.
Session 3: Character development
Based on an innate sense of ethical conduct and fairness, develop concentration and focus, and see through the stress and spin with wisdom.
Session 4: Finding the wisdom in depression and anxiety
Buddhist psychology has radical yet highly effective strategies to overcome these.
Session 5: Mastering the habit cycle
Understanding the habit cycle, and using mindfulness to develop positive habits and stop feeding the monster.
Miffi Maxmillion is the SPC at Langri Tangpa Centre, Brisbane Australia and is an FPMT registered teacher. Miffi was brought up a Buddhist and had the great good fortune to play with Lama Yeshe as a child. His hook of compassion sustained her through the many rebellious stages of growing up. She took refuge with Lama Yeshe at age 10, and did her first lamrim and Nyung-ne with Lama Zopa Rinpoche at age 16. She left behind a thriving haute couture and costume business to help her mother Inta Mckimm (who founded LTC), when she became sick with cancer. Packing her bags for two weeks, she ended up continuing her mother’s life work and running the program. She is still there, teaching classes and leading pujas with great enthusiasm and joy, over twenty years later! Miffi’s passion is in bridging the seemingly disparate worlds of modern life and the rich inner experience of Buddhist practice. She readily admits to watching far too much late night TV and is an avid New Yorker Magazine reader.