Cultivating an Attitude of Gratitude

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 24/02/2018 - 25/02/2018
11:00 am - 4:30 pm

Location
Kagyu Samye Dzong Dublin

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How to cultivate an attitude of Gratitude – with Clive Holmes

Attitude is more important than events or facts because it colours how we relate to our world. It is more important than circumstances, failure, successes, than what other people think, say or do.  It will make or break a community, a relationship or a home.

The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past…we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is relate to our inner and outer environment with a healthy, helpful and responsive attitude. We can add another dimension to our lives, if we work at it! I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I respond to it. And so it is with all of us. Our potential is to have mastery within our short-term unmindful reactivity and evolve into being responsive and healthy in our lives. When we tame our minds, we secure mastery and end any warfare either outside or inside. The chains of habit are stronger than iron according to one teaching of the Buddha. This course will focus on practical exercises on how to tame and train our minds. A sense of humour will help…

Saturday 24th February 11am – 4.30pm

Sunday 25th February 11am – 4.30pm

Suggested donation €35 per day (includes simple vegetarian lunch – unfortunately we cannot cater for special dietary needs)

Please book for this course by email – info@buddhism.ie or call 01 4537427

Clive Holmes has been teaching meditation for the last twenty five years all over the UK, as well aClive Holmess in Samye Dzong centres overseas. He has completed over a year in intensive retreat and has studied in Europe and India with teachers from Burma, South East Asia, Japan and Tibet. He also has a degree in western philosophy. He is co-editor of  the books “Taming the Tiger”and “Restoring the Balance” by Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche.  He also has an honorary appointment as Teaching Fellow in the School of Education at Aberdeen University and is involved in teaching MSc Mindfulness.