Where does happiness come from? How can we create more happiness for ourselves and others? Buddha teaches that happiness comes from our positive thoughts and actions and unhappiness comes from negative thoughts and actions. When we deeply understand the law of karma, from non-virtue comes suffering and from virtue comes happiness, we can confidently create our own happiness and help others do the same. Instead of blaming other people or our circumstances, we can learn respond with a positive mind to all challenges and difficulties and generate our own happiness. In September, we will contemplate the following topics and through meditation, deepen our wisdom and understanding and learn how to practically apply these teachings to solve our daily problems and difficulties.
1. Where does happiness come from?
2. Understanding Karma
3. Creating Causes with Confidence
4. Changing our Perspective
Each class is a stand-alone class that is part of a series. You do not need to attend the full series to benefit from these classes.These classes are based on the books The Mirror of Dharma with Additions
and The New Eight Steps to Happiness
. Come along and learn how to make your life deeply meaningful.