Compassion in Action Course
Compassion in Action Series – A conversation about how to really practice in daily life.
The ancient wisdom of Buddhism is extraordinarily vast and profound, but how do we in 2021 practice in daily life. How do we apply this profound path in our daily lives. How does it help with today’s society, today’s problems. Over four weeks we will explore some of the fundamental principles of Buddhism as it applies to our time.
Class One – The Daily Grind – Stuck in Two Worlds
In class one, we discuss the struggles of daily life as it is in 2021. What are the things that affect us today that were not around in the time of Buddha. It sounds easy to be a Buddhist when you are not faced with the reality of daily life. Meditating on a cushion is nice, but when faced with our daily life challenges – work and home, how do we practice? We will touch on the 6 perfections of Buddhism and how we can apply this practically.
Class Two – Opportunities for Transformation
Everyday interactions are opportunities for transformation. We CAN practice with our everyday actions of body, speech and mind. We will explore how we can harness our everyday opportunities that may seem mundane for the purpose of the greater good. By transforming your intention or motivation behind your daily actions, you can transform your world.
Class Three – You have something to offer the world
We all have something we are good at. Whether it be a skill, a value, a quality. So let’s talk about how you can use this skill that is unique to you to bring about change and happiness to others. What you have to offer is enough, you just need to refine the way you think about it and put it into practice. When you connect this skill with the fundamental principles of Buddhism, you are directly connecting with your true nature.
Class Four – You Gotta Have Faith
Faith to many seems like an old outdated concept, bereft of meaning and purpose for a life in 2021. But everything we do we do with some kind of faith. Faith in ourselves to accomplish a task, faith that you will wake up in the morning, that the car will start, that you will have enough to eat. We explore the concept of faith through the history of Buddhism and how the base of faith can create a richer more meaningful life for yourself and those around you.