Discovering Buddhism Module 1: Mind & Its Potential | AUG 21–SEP 25, 2016

REGISTRATION FOR MIND & ITS POTENTIAL IS CLOSED

DISCOVERING BUDDHISM MODULE ONE
MIND & ITS POTENTIAL
AUG 21–SEP 25, 2016

$108 FOR THE 6-WEEK COURSE + ONE-DAY RETREAT 
CONTACT KATE TO REGISTER: gonpo.ludup@gmail.com

August 21 we will begin our fall program with the first of 14 modules of FPMT’s Discovering Buddhism Series at Home: Module One: Mind & It’s Potential. Each Discovering Buddhism module consists of teachings, meditations and practices, readings, assessment questions, and a short retreat.

In this module we will examine what is “mind,” its nature and function, and how it affects our experience of happiness and suffering. We will explore the difference between mind and brain, mind as the creator of our experiences, and the implications of possessing a mind that has no beginning and no end. In addition, we will learn methods to transform destructive thoughts and attitudes and create a positive and joyous mind.

The course will consist of six teaching sessions and a one-day retreat.

CLASS 1.
SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY CLASS WITH VEN. ROBINA COURTIN

SUNDAY, AUGUST 21, 7–9 PM
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Ven. Robina Courtin will lead a special introductory class to this first module of Discovering Buddhism (as an online class) on August 21.

CLASSES 2-5.
SUNDAYS, AUGUST 28–SEPTEMBER 18, 9–11 AM
The following four Sundays, we will meet and study the Mind & Its Potential Home Study audio teachings and mediations together, as well as discuss our homework and required readings from the previous week’s class. Each session we’ll do some meditation on the breath; listen to various teachings on the mind; and then do a longer guided meditation at the end of each session.

CLASS 6.
SPECIAL PRIVATE Q&A CLASS WITH GEN DON HANDRICK

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 7–9 PM
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On Thursday, September 22, Gen Don Handrick will offer a private Q & A class just for DB 1 students.

ONE-DAY RETREAT
LEAD BY GEN DON HANDRICK

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 10 AM – 5 PM
On Sunday, September 25, Don will lead our one-day retreat, where we’ll go deeper into the teachings and meditations we’ll have studied and practiced together during the course.

MATERIALS
Each participant will receive a binder with the course materials and required readings, including Lama Yeshe’s Becoming Your Own Therapist/Make Your Mind an Ocean.

CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION
Students who complete the course and retreat will receive a certificate. You can read about the Discovering Buddhism here: http://fpmt.org/education/programs/discovering-buddhism/

TIMES
• Sunday, August 21, 7–9 pm: Special Intro class with Ven. Robina Courtin * LOCATION TO BE DECIDED
• Sunday, August 28, 9–11 am
• Sunday, September 4, 9–11 am
• Sunday, September 11, 9–11 am
• Sunday, September 18, 9–11 am
• Thursday, September 22, 7–9 pm: Q & A class with Gen Don Handrick * LOCATION TO BE DECIDED
• Sunday, September 25, 10am–5pm: One-day retreat with Gen Don Handrick * LOCATION TO BE DECIDED

COST
$108 for the 6-week course + one-day retreat
* This includes the course materials and offerings to Ven. Robina, Gen Don Handrick, and OM for allowing us to use their space.

CONTACT KATE TO REGISTER
gonpo.ludup@gmail.com

LOCATION
OM laguna beach
332 Forest Avenue #28
Laguna Beach CA 92651

QUESTIONS?
Contact Kate
gonpo.ludup@gmail.com
(949) 371–6804