Wednesday evenings: How to Become the Person You’d Like to be

Wednesday evenings: How to Become the Person You’d Like to be

August 15 to December 19

7:00 to 8:30 pm

If you’re looking for a simple to practise, easy to understand road map to guide you through your daily life, it’s hard to find one that’s more helpful and complete than Advice from Atisha’s Heart. Although this advice was given 1000 years ago by the great Indian Buddhist scholar, Atisha (AD 982-1054), it is still astonishingly applicable to our daily concerns; it speaks to our wish to develop ourselves to higher states of being and to find greater meaning in our lives.

All of Atisha’s message was motivated by a wish to share deep personal experience of how to be happy and live a meaningful life. This advice gives practical guidelines which can help us with all our daily issues, from detailed help relating to how to choose good friends and how to know which activities will make the best use of our time, to overreaching issues such as what are the most valuable goals to have in life.

In short, the nineteen classes in this series will cover all of the essential advice you need to guide you towards becoming the person you know you can be.

Attend one or a few of the classes, or the entire series; each class is self-contained and includes guided meditations, practical advice and time for discussion.

August 15Finding the best Guide for a meaningful life
August 22Finding a healthy way of life
August 29The basics of finding happiness
September 5How to fulfil your wishes
September 12How to find satisfaction
September 19Avoiding life’s pitfalls
September 26How to let go of attachment
October 3How to stop harming others
October 10How to relate to others in the best way
October 17How to have a meaningful life
October 24Understanding why unfair things happen in life
October 31The importance of respect
November 7The best way to use your possessions
November 14How to abandon negativity
November 21How to practise patience
November 28How to take joy in your efforts
December 5How to focus
December 12How to become wiser
December 19How to encourage yourself


Everyone is welcome, no experience is necessary. Please enter through the side door and someone will be there to show you around the centre.

Single class: $10
4-class series: $30
Free for members

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Joyful Land Buddhist Centre

is a non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to serving the Ottawa/Gatineau communities with spiritual teachings that help all people regardless of religious or non-religious background. Charitable Registration #: 885866293RR0001

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