When it comes down to it, we do what we wish to do. Consequently, our desires are a very powerful force. So, it is essential to investigate: Do our present aspirations actually lead us to a healthy and fulfilling life?
If we check, we will see that or desires are countless. We want the very best of
everything ― the best car, the best partner, the best house, the best job ― but how often do we get what we want? Even when do get what we want, do we feel completely satisfied, or do we just want more? How can we use our desires to bring a more lasting happiness?
Guest teacher Gen Kelsang Tilopa will lead a public talk to address these questions and offer practical ways to use desire as a tool to increase our happiness.
There will be time after the talk for discussion and socializing.
Guest teacher: Gen Kelsang Tilopa, resident teacher at KMC North Carolina, is a fully ordained monk for more than 20 years and close disciple and student of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche. Gen Tilopa is well loved for his humorous yet clear and profound teachings and for the great care he skillfully and compassionately gives to his students. Born and educated in Scotland, Gen Tilopa brings to the teachings of pure Kadam Buddhadharma his varied life experiences to help and guide his students, and to show how pure Dharma teachings and practice can improve the quality of our daily lives at work, at home, and in our everyday relationships.