General Program Class
Thursdays, 7:00 - 8:30pm
with Ashley Wolverton
In person only
From Ordinary to Extraordinary
Cultivating loving, light, & meaningful relationships.
Although we always seek happiness in our close relationships, so many of those relationships wind up burdened with too much of the opposite: Unhappiness. According to Buddha, this is because we often confuse desirous attachment for love. Desirous attachment is a deluded, unpeaceful state of mind that sees other people as our source of happiness and consequently expects these people to make us happy. But it is a con job. Happiness doesn’t come from other people. It comes from our own mind. Desirous attachment undermines our love for family, friends, and others, making those relationships ordinary and setting us up for dissatisfaction and conflict again and again.
In this series, we will learn how to recognize and reduce our desirous attachment and replace it with an authentic love that actually does reveal pure happiness. We will experience a transcendental love and discover how all our relationships can become extraordinary – extraordinary and crucial components of an extraordinary life.
May 4: Distinguishing Desirous Attachment and Love in All Our Relationships
May 11: How to Connect to Another Person’s Heart
May 18: Why Others Matter
May 25: How Training in Love Transforms Our Relationships
June 1: How an Open Heart of Love Makes Your Life Extraordinary *With Teri Proschuck
June 8: The Power of Universal Love
Our General Program classes include Dharma teachings along with guided meditations
These classes are suitable for both beginners and more advanced meditation practitioners
General meditation classes are given as a series, but can also be taken individually
No special clothing is required
Chairs and cushions are supplied
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