Developing our Heart and Mind – Alan Muller

In order to be happy, first we have to understand where the happiness comes from. With the correct view of reality, a better understanding of life and ourselves will come. We can use the methods that the Dharma offers for living a happier life, with more acceptance and love for ourselves and a better relationship with others.

Alan Muller will give an overview of the Buddhist paths, in order to help develop a regular spiritual practice and to live a meaningful life. The programme may be attended as individual talks or as a complete programme, and will be held monthly on a Saturday afternoon from 2 to 5 pm.

Outline:
17 Feb 2018: The Heart of the Buddha’s Message
10 March 2018: The Path to Self-Liberation
21 April 2018: The Path of the Noble Warrior
26 May 2018: The Path of Insight
23 June 2018: The Path of Meditation
21 July 2018: The Vajrayana Path
25 August 2018: The Path to Letting Go
22 Sep 2018: The Path of Mind Training – Buddhism in Daily Life

Cost: R500 Early Bird payment for the complete programme (otherwise R100 per session, concessions available).

The afternoon programme will be preceded by a morning of meditation instructions and practice with Alan. The meditation instructions will be aimed at all levels – Alan will assess the need on the day.

Alan Muller  took refuge in 1997 with Akong Rinpoche. In 2003, he completed a one-year closed retreat under the guidance of Lama Yeshe Rinpoche at Samye Ling Monastery in Scotland. During this period, he took novice monks vows. Alan remained a novice monk for six years and now presents courses and retreats as a layperson. He has formed and guided Ngondro practice groups since 2004 around Southern Africa, and leads week to 6 month retreats at Tara Rokpa Centre.

Meditation Instructions 11:00 am to 12:30 pm – R50 donation requested