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Becoming Your Own Therapist with Venerable Michael
March 27 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
This class is hosted by our Swedish sister-centre, Yeshin Norbu.
About this event
The Buddhist explanation of mind encompasses all thought processes, feelings and emotions both positive and negative. While the sessions are not meant to be a substitute for individuals who are currently undergoing or need psychological therapy, gaining an understanding of one’s own mind and how it functions can assist one to better understand and possibly manage feelings and emotions that can cause distress.
A short presentation will be followed by open-ended discussions that can help participants how to pay attention to, identify and unpack the thought processes that inform our emotions in day-to-day life.
As Lama Zopa Rinpoche says, “We can mould our mind into any shape we like.”
Is this for me?
Yes! If you have an interest in Buddhism and want to find out whether it is a spiritual tradition that you would like to investigate further, this is a perfect introduction.
About the teacher
Venerable Michael was born in London in 1966 to a Greek father and a Belgian mother. He was raised in Kopan Monastery in Nepal and has been a monk in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition since the age of 7. At age 13, he entered the Sera Jey Monastic University in South India where he spent the next 18 years studying Buddhist Philosophy. Since 1996, Venerable Michael Yeshe has been invited to Buddhist centres in America, Singapore, Malaysia and The Netherlands as a translator and teacher. For 11 years he was residing at the Tara Institute in Melbourne where he served as translator for Venerable Geshe Doga.
Venerable Michael is a resident teacher at Yeshin Norbu since autumn 2020 and leads our Buddhist courses and retreats.
About our generosity model
No one will be turned away because of lack of funds. If the existing tier options are not accessible for you, please email [email protected] to request additional financial support. Everyone is welcome, regardless of what you can pay. We want to help find a pricing plan that is workable for your situation.