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Battle of Ego - an Introductory Class
with Olivia Parry
June 12 / 7:00 PM - July 10 / 9:00 PM
What is the nature of our minds and our relationship to the world? This course investigates the quality of struggle in how we relate to ourselves and the world and considers the possibility of cutting through that struggle.
By understanding more about the nature of the various mental and emotional states we all go through, and of how our habitual patterns of confused reaction take us in and out of those states, we can begin to find a genuine and sane way to live.
This series provides an introduction to mind and life from the Buddhist perspective, culminating with presentation of the Mahayana view and practice. The specific topics include: the Three Lords of Materialism, the Six Realms as styles of ego, karma, aloneness, the teacher, maitri, mindfulness/awareness practice, and the discovery of buddha nature. And while these concepts may sound abstract or esoteric, fundamentally, they are just names for what we experience on a day to day basis as human beings.
No pre-requisites apply. This class is open to everyone.
The Shambhala Meditation Center of Madison encourages program participants to pay what they can afford. People whose financial situation limits their ability to pay may contribute to the extent they are able. No one will be turned away for lack of payment.
Individuals who are not able to pay the full program fee should pre-register for programs online and indicate their request in the "notes" section provided. It is not necessary to provide an explanation. Individuals may also request that the program coordinator contact them personally.