Wild Elephant Mind | June 8, 15, 22, 29
June 8 @ 7:00 pm - June 29 @ 8:15 pm
How to Understand the Mind
Wild Elephant Mind
In Person & Online
With Gen Kelsang Drolkyi
Tuesdays 7-8.15pm | June 8, 15, 22, 29 In Person
June 9, 16, 23, 30 Online
About these classes
The great Indian Buddhist master Shantideva said that if we let a wild elephant loose in a populated area it will cause massive destruction, but the uncontrolled wild mind can cause much more harm than such a crazed beast.
On this four week course we will learn about the 20 secondary delusions that come from the root delusions. Through understanding these negative minds that constantly disturb us, we will see why Buddha compared an uncontrolled mind to a wild elephant and be inspired to find peace by gaining control over our mind.
The course is based on How to Understand the Mind, a practical guide that offers deep insights into the nature and functions of the mind. It explains how to develop and maintain a light and positive mind through recognising and abandoning states of mind that harm us, and replacing them with peaceful and beneficial ones.
“Happiness and suffering are feelings – parts of our mind – and so their main causes are not to be found outside the mind. If we really want to be truly happy and free from suffering we must improve our understanding of the mind.” Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, How to Understand the Mind
How the online classes run
A link will be sent to your email address a day after the live class and will remain valid for seven days. If you don’t receive an email, please check your junk mail as it may have landed there!
£20 for 4 weeks | £7 per class | free for members
This course is free for members, but members are still required to book
About the teacher
Gen Kelsang Drolkyi is the Resident Teacher at KMC Glasgow and a senior teacher in the New Kadampa Tradition. With 30 years of experience including 27 years of ordination, she has inspired people worldwide through her knowledge, skill and loving example.