Dates: September 14, 2012 - September 16, 2012
Venue: Samye Ling
Course Leader: Clive Holmes
We are all looking for happiness but often are looking for it in the wrong place. It is not our fault we get into all kinds of difficulty. The simple truth is we just do not know our own minds and how they work.
Drawing on some fundamental principles of evolutionary psychology we can come to understand ourselves and the human condition better. Then we can cultivate emotional understanding and be better able to cope with our lives.
The Tibetan word for joy suggests a deeper happiness that can be found beyond the mood swings of going up and down according to short-term "fools gold" principles, just feeding our egocentricity. To achieve such happiness, we have to find inner core stability and learn to accept the rough with the smooth and appreciate the deeper joy of being alive - without the taste of salt we would not be able to understand sweetness.
Sound, practical advice will be offered in every area of life, from looking after our bodies to nurturing our relationships with friends and family. In short, it's good, honest wisdom about how to help ourselves grow and flourish.