Love and Attachment

Love and Attachment


How to Tell the Difference

Saturday, October 13, 10am–12:30pm


“Most relationships between people are based on a mixture of love and attachment. This is not pure love for it is based on a desire for our own happiness – we value the other person because they make us feel good. Pure love is unmixed with attachment and stems entirely from a concern for others’ happiness. It never gives rise to problems but only to peace and happiness for both ourself and others. We need to remove attachment from our minds, but this does not mean that we have to abandon our relationships. Rather we should learn to distinguish attachment from love, and gradually try to remove all traces of attachment from our relationships and to improve our love until it becomes pure.” Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, How to Transform Your Life

We’ll learn to distinguish attachment from love in this half-day class, which will clearly explain how attachment develops in our mind, how to recognize it and how gradually to reduce it. As a result of practising what we’ve learned, our relationships will become far happier, more rewarding and meaningful, both for ourselves and others.

The class will include guided meditations and clear, practical advice; there will be time to discuss.

Series Schedule 
December 1Emotional Balance
December 8Seeing Beyond Faults
December 15Learning to Love

Course fee: $25 | Free for Members

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Please come to the side entrance where someone will be there to greet you and try to arrive a few minutes before the class begins.
Everyone is welcome.

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