Resilience and Other Keys to Well-Being
with Ven. Sangye Khadro
Saturday, July 21, 10am – 3pm
Neuroscientist Richard Davidson says he and his colleagues have identified four keys to well-being: 1) resilience, 2) positive outlook, 3) attention, and 4) generosity. Their research shows that “each of the four is rooted in neural circuits, and each of these neural circuits exhibits plasticity—so we know that if we exercise these circuits, they will strengthen.” Buddhism contains methods that can help us develop these four attitudes, and thus increase well-being in our life. In this course we will explore some of these methods and engage in meditations on how to practice them.
Open to all levels. Lunch will be provided.
About Ven. Sangye Khadro
Originally from California, Kathleen McDonald (Sangye Khadro) 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. From 2008–2015 she followed the Masters Program at Lama Tsong Khapa Institute in Italy. Her book, "How to Meditate", is a best selling book of Wisdom Publications.