• Thubten Kunga Ling Tibentan Buddhist Center

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    Tibetan Buddhist Center for Wisdom

 

Cultivating Lasting Happiness

CULTIVATING LASTING HAPPINESS
What Buddhism and Science Have to Say about It

with Marina Vinyals and Hans Burghardt
Saturdays, May 14th, May 21st, June 4th, and June 11th, 10am to 12pm

This course focuses on an exploration of what leads to dissatisfaction and suffering, and what contributes to happiness for oneself and others. Participants will be introduced to the fundamentals of meditation and mind training, especially in the areas of establishing a meaningful direction in life, balancing the mind with equanimity and a caring attitude, and nurturing warmheartedness and wisdom drawn from the Buddhist tradition. This is complemented by references to current scientific understanding on our nervous system, values, subjective well-being, neuroplasticity and altruism.

This short course is a part of the FPMT "Buddhist Mind Science: Activating Your Potential" series that focuses on meditation and the mind to provide insight and practical techniques on meditation, the mechanisms of suffering and happiness, finding mental balance, and how to discover and develop our potential for compassion and wisdom. The presentation is in harmony with a comparative modern scientific perspective.

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Syllabus (PDF)
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This program is offered jointly by:

Guhyasamaja Center, Centreville, VA
Kadampa Center, Raleigh, NC
Lama Yeshe Ling, Burlington, Ontario
Shantideva Center, Brooklyn, NY


About the Teachers

Marina Brucet Vinyals

Marina Brucet Vinyals holds a BA an a MA in Biochemistry and a PhD in Molecular Biology in Immunology from the University of Barcelona, where she also performed postdoctoral studies. After this, she decided to change research in the laboratory for research of the mind and its possibilities. To this aim, she completed a six-year full-time study program Masters Program of Advanced Buddhist Studies of Sutra and Tantra at Lama Tzong Khapa Institute, Italy. She studied with great Tibetan lamas such as His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Lama Jampa Monlam and Khensur Jampa Tegchok, amongst others, and has completed a one-year individual meditation retreat, among others. Presently, she combines continual development and meditation retreats with teaching meditation and Buddhist philosophy, at both general and specialized levels, with an approach that always takes into account the context and circumstances of Western life. She mainly teaches at Tushita Meditation Center Spain and other FPMT centers, and collaborates with SEE Learning (Emory University) in Spain.

Hans-Burghardt

Hans Burghardt holds a BA and a MA in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and a PhD from the University of Barcelona, where he spent seven years doing research. Since 2002, he meditates and is a student of great Buddhist masters including His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Kirti Tsenshab Rinpoche, Lama Jampa Monlam, Khensur Jampa Tegchok amongst others. He has completed the Masters Program of Advanced Buddhist Studies of Sutra and Tantra at Istituto Lama Tzong Khapa (Italy) and has completed a one-year individual meditation retreat. He currently teaches meditation and Buddhism at Tushita Meditation Center Spain and other FPMT centers, and is co-founder and coordinator of the Initiative for an Emotional, Ethical, and Social Education, that promotes the establishment of Emory University’s SEE Learning in Spain.

  • Affiliated with the FPMT in the lineage of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
  • Thubten Kunga Ling is a separate legal entity and is responsible for its own governance and finance. Charitable contributions are tax deductible.

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