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Taming Our Wild Elephant Mind

Taming Our Wild Elephant Mind
A Workshop with Guided Meditation

Gen Kelsang Rinzin

Taught by Gen Kelsang Rinzin

Saturday, May 12
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Do you ever feel that your mind is like a wild elephant--powerful, but out of control? This is very normal.

Unless we make an effort to guide our mind in the direction we want it to go, our mind will be in control of us. However there is an alternative, as we can learn how to tame our wild elephant mind. Mindfulness is a part of our mind that remembers a virtuous object, or we can say a helpful way of looking at things. Alertness enables us to see when following a particular train of thought isn’t helpful. We can all learn to guide ourselves into positive ways of thinking by training in mindfulness and alertness.

“WITH ALL MY EFFORT I SHOULD REGULARLY CHECK
THAT THE UNSUBDUED ELEPHANT OF MY MIND
HAS NOT BROKEN FREE,
BUT REMAINS BOUND TO THE GREAT PILLAR OF THINKING ABOUT DHARMA.”
– SHANTIDEVA, GUIDE TO THE BODHISATTVA’S WAY OF LIFE

During this workshop, we will first explore the habits of mind that make our mind feel out of control and dangerous to ourselves and others. During the second half of the course, we will learn about the practices of mindfulness and alertness, and we will see how these practices lead us to a state of mind that is focused, peaceful, and powerful.

Class schedule
TimesSession
8:45 amCoffee & Sign-in
9:00 - 10:30 amTeaching and Meditation 1
Refreshments
11:00 am - 12:15 pmTeaching and Meditation 2
Refreshments
12:30 - 1:00 pmDiscussion and Q&A

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Location ~ Fort Collins

Heruka Buddhist Center

149 W Harvard St, Suite 102
Fort Collins, CO 80525

Tips on getting here

We are just off of College Ave. Harvard is two lights north of the mall, or the first light south of Drake. Go west one block to McClelland, turn south, and then immediately turn into the parking lot.

NOTE: Parking is on the south side of the building, and entrance is not from Harvard St., but McClelland Dr.



Fort Collins ~ Heruka Buddhist Center



Everyone welcome!

Questions? Please call 970.482.7613 or email: info@meditateinfortcollins.org