In recent years our knowledge of modern technology has increased considerably & as a result we have witnessed remarkable material progress but there has not been a corresponding increase in human happiness. There is no less suffering in the world today & there are no fewer problems. Indeed it might be said that there are now more problems than ever before.
Superficially it looks like our world is improving. We know so many things we didn’t know before & can do things we never even dreamt of but if we look a bit more deeply we will see that there are many problems that never existed before. Terrifying weapons have been invented, our environment is being poisoned & new diseases are appearing. The result of an unbridled pursuit of happiness is that our planet is being destroyed & our lives are becoming more complicated & dissatisfying. People are suffering more from stress, anxiety & low self-esteem. It is clear that something is deeply wrong & that manipulating external conditions will not help solve these modern problems.
The reason for this is the problems are internal problems & we can’t solve these with external solutions. Happiness is part of our mind, it is a feeling, so the real source of happiness must lie within our mind not in external conditions. If our mind is peaceful we will be happy all the time but if our mind is unpeaceful we will never be happy however much we try to change our external conditions. Odiyana Kadampa Meditation Centre is running a 7 week course entitled Meditations for Modern Problems.
Solutions for Modern Problems – Monday 7th September – Tuesday 20th October 2020
We are delighted to be able to offer a unique blend of online (Zoom) and in person classes starting from September. We will be running classes at our centre in Northwich on Monday and Tuesday evenings. The live stream from the Tuesday evening class will be available on demand for 3 days.
Our evening classes in other local areas outside of Northwich will unfortunately remain closed until January 2021.
Due to the current situation booking is required for all of our classes. You can book for in person or online streaming by clicking on the link below – it is essential when you book that you specify either in person or online attendance.
Please note there are limited spaces available for in person attendance. You attendance in person will be confirmed only once you have received a booking reference email directly from Odiyana KMC.