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How attachment pervades our lives
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   Robina Courtin
 
Ven. Robina Courtin

With Ven. Robina Courtin

What are referred to in the Mahayana Buddhist literature as the “eight mundane concerns” or the “eight worldly dharmas” are, in fact, simply primordial levels of attachment that exist virtually as assumptions in our minds.

This assumption is that I must get what I want every second, thus causing us to constantly crave happy feelings, getting nice things, hearing pleasant words with our name in them, and having people approve of us. Attachment can't stand it when we get the opposite!

In fact, the more we look into our minds - be our own therapists, as Lama Yeshe wisely puts it - the more we see that these attitudes inform most of our decisions in daily life, thus causing us anger, anxiety, depression and so much confusion and pain. Reversing these attitudes - so radical! - is the essence of spiritual practice.

Thursday (20.00 hours) June 22 - Sunday June 25 (until lunch 13.00 hours) 2017
This long weekend includes accommodation, vegetarian meals, bed linens and a towel.
On Thursday evening at 18.30 hrs we serve a light supper.
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