Milarepa Montpelier Study Group Schedule Information Here <ul><li>To insert your company logo on this slide </li></ul><ul>...
The Program <ul><li>There are a total of 14 subject areas (Modules) within the Discovering Buddhism program. Within each s...
Module 1 <ul><li>Mind and its Potential </li></ul><ul><li>Description </li></ul><ul><li>Examine what is &quot;mind,&quot; ...
Topics <ul><li>Nature of mind: clear and knowing  </li></ul><ul><li>Identifying Buddha-nature (our potential for enlighten...
Required Integration Practices <ul><ul><li>Meditation 1: Reflection on the Continuity of Consciousness. </li></ul></ul><ul...
Required Texts <ul><li>Wish-fulfilling Golden Sun  – pp. 1-3, 44-50)  ( provided Online) </li></ul><ul><li>Liberation in t...
Suggested video <ul><ul><li>Discovering Buddhism, Mind and it’s Potential from  the FPMT Education Department. </li></ul><...
Time and Location Info <ul><ul><li>28 Wheelock Street </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Montpelier, VT 05602 </li></ul></ul><ul><...
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Module One Overview: Mind and Its Potential

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First module of fourteen of FPMT's Discovering Buddhism at Home study course

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Module One Overview: Mind and Its Potential

  1. 1. Milarepa Montpelier Study Group Schedule Information Here <ul><li>To insert your company logo on this slide </li></ul><ul><li>From the Insert Menu </li></ul><ul><li>Select “Picture” </li></ul><ul><li>Locate your logo file </li></ul><ul><li>Click OK </li></ul><ul><li>To resize the logo </li></ul><ul><li>Click anywhere inside the logo. The boxes that appear outside the logo are known as “resize handles.” </li></ul><ul><li>Use these to resize the object. </li></ul><ul><li>If you hold down the shift key before using the resize handles, you will maintain the proportions of the object you wish to resize. </li></ul>Discovering Buddhism at Home
  2. 2. The Program <ul><li>There are a total of 14 subject areas (Modules) within the Discovering Buddhism program. Within each subject area students are expected to attend lectures covering required topics of understanding, engage in meditation practices relevant to those topics, read texts and teaching transcripts, and do short retreats. </li></ul><ul><li>The final subject area &quot;Special Integration Experiences&quot; includes a list of longer retreats and other experiences required in order to &quot;graduate&quot; from the program. </li></ul><ul><li>This program is not designed as an academic study of Buddhism but is intended to change your life. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Module 1 <ul><li>Mind and its Potential </li></ul><ul><li>Description </li></ul><ul><li>Examine what is &quot;mind,&quot; its nature and function, and how it affects our experience of happiness and suffering. Come explore the differentiation between mind and brain, mind as the creator of our experiences, and the implications of possessing a mind that has no beginning and no end. In addition, learn methods to transform destructive thoughts and attitudes and create a positive and joyous mind. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Topics <ul><li>Nature of mind: clear and knowing </li></ul><ul><li>Identifying Buddha-nature (our potential for enlightenment) </li></ul><ul><li>Mind as a beginning less and endless continuity </li></ul><ul><li>Mind is not the brain </li></ul><ul><li>Mind is not created by a superior being or parents </li></ul><ul><li>Mind as the source of happiness and suffering </li></ul><ul><li>Techniques for changing the mind </li></ul><ul><li>Precious human rebirth </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction to disturbing emotions and how to transform them. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Required Integration Practices <ul><ul><li>Meditation 1: Reflection on the Continuity of Consciousness. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Meditation 2: Equanimity Meditation. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Meditation 3: Meditation on the Clarity of Consciousness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Meditation 4: Meditation on the Buddha. Touching the Essence. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>One-day Practice Intensive on the Mind. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Required Texts <ul><li>Wish-fulfilling Golden Sun – pp. 1-3, 44-50) ( provided Online) </li></ul><ul><li>Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand – pp. 307-332 (not provided) </li></ul><ul><li>Make Your Mind an Ocean by Lama Thubten Yeshe (provided) </li></ul><ul><li>Becoming Your Own Therapist by Lama Thubten Yeshe </li></ul><ul><li>(provided) </li></ul><ul><li>Discovering Buddhism Required Reading &quot;Mind and Its Potential&quot; (provided) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Suggested video <ul><ul><li>Discovering Buddhism, Mind and it’s Potential from the FPMT Education Department. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(Provided) </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Time and Location Info <ul><ul><li>28 Wheelock Street </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Montpelier, VT 05602 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wednesdays from 6 to 7:30 </li></ul></ul>

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