Sunday mornings

Sunday mornings

Letting Go of Obstacles to Happiness


Happiness and unhappiness are states of mind, so their causes are found in the mind, not outside. The diseases of attachment, anger and ignorance keep us stuck. Their only function is to make the mind unpeaceful and uncontrolled. By learning to recognize, reduce and gradually abandon these delusions we let go of obstacles to true, lasting happiness.

Although these classes are presented as a series, each class is self-contained, so it’s not necessary to attend all of the classes; there is benefit from attending any of them. Pre-registration is not required. Everyone is welcome!


Letting go of obstacles to happiness
April 14Agitation, confusion, negativity- no peace
April 21Stickiness of attachment
April 28No class due to weekend retreat
May 5The "me" mind
May 12The continuum of negativity- irritation to rage
May 19No class due to Victoria Day Weekend
May 26No clarity, no peace
June 2No class due to Doors Open
June 9No class due to Canadian National Festival
June 16The source of unhappiness- mistaken view
June 23The way things really are
June 30Peaceful, clear, positive- happy!

Single class: $12 / 4-class series: $40 / Free for members

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