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Controlling the Wild Elephant Mind

Purify Your Greatest Delusion First – Diminishing The Pain of Nostalgia, Anxiety and Fear

Wednesday 8 April 7pm – 8:30pm

If we purify and remove our greatest delusion first, we will find it easier to abandon other delusions. ~ Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Universal Compassion

Our mind is like a wild elephant – when powerful feelings or thoughts arise we have no choice but to follow them. In this class, we will look at Buddha’s teachings to oppose our mind of desirous attachment. With persistent practice, we can diminish the power of attachment in our mind until it eventually subsides all together. Learn techniques to control this wild elephant mind and avoid coming under the influence of these negative, suffering minds. We can learn to control all the adverse situations we find ourselves in, into a meaningful practice that will increase our compassion and wisdom.

This class is based on Training the Mind in Seven Points by twelfth century Bodhisattva, Geshe Chekhawa.

We offer this class by livestream two times each week to make it easier for people to attend:

Sundays 2:30 – 4pm (first class of the week)
Wednesdays 7 – 8:30pm (second class of the week).

Sign up for classes you wish to attend on the Livestream page. You will be emailed a link in your confirmation.

$10. Free for members. Members please sign into the members area at akbc.ca to view.