This is a course based on the book The Art of Happiness by HH Dalai Lama and Dr. Howard C. Cutler. This international bestseller (originally published in 1998) combines the Buddhist wisdom of the Dalai Lama with the western psychological perspectives of Dr. Cutler (an American psychiatrist). It explores how we can overcome everyday human problems and achieve more lasting happiness. Each week we will look at the main points from one or more chapters of this book, and meditate on them.
About the teacher
Originally from California, Ven. Sangye Khadro (Kathleen McDonald) began studying Buddhism with Tibetan lamas in Dharamsala, India, in 1973. She became a nun in Nepal the following year, and received full (bhikshuni) ordination in 1988. At the request of her teachers, she began teaching in 1980, and since then has been teaching Buddhism and meditation in various countries around the world, occasionally taking time off for personal retreats. She served as resident teacher in Buddha House, Australia, for two years and in Amitabha Buddhist Centre in Singapore for eleven years. She is a graduate of the Master Program in Buddhist Studies in Sutra and Tantra, which she followed at Lama Tsong Khapa Institute in Italy from 2008-2015.
Ven. Khadro is the resident teacher of Center for Wisdom and Compassion.
Arrive 15 minutes before the start
Payment for classes:
Your first-time visit is free and after that you pay per evening or buy a five or ten class card. See more here.