Portland | Foundation Program (Saturdays) | Exam Time
No Class Exam Period April 30 – May 7
Book: How to Understand the Mind
Saturdays | 3:00pm—5:00pm
How to Understand the Mind by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche is an extraordinary book – at once practical and profound. Wherever you are on your spiritual path, this book is indispensable. It offers a deep insight into our mind and shows how an understanding of its nature and functions can be used practically in everyday experience to improve our lives.
The first part is a practical guide to developing and maintaining a light, positive mind. We learn how to recognize and abandon states of mind that harm us and to replace them with peaceful and beneficial ones. The second part describes different types of mind in detail, revealing the depth and profundity of the Buddhist understanding of the mind. In particular it reveals the process we go through in abandoning wrong and mistaken minds and eventually attaining qualified spiritual realizations.