Massaging Your Perspective: The Road to Happiness
with Pat Coffey
Your view or perspective of how this creation operates will determine your level of happiness or suffering. If your view is a Wise View, a view aligned with nature you will suffer less and enjoy greater happiness. It is just that simple.
The Buddha has declared that a Wise View is both the beginning and end of the contemplative path. Without the arising of even a tepid perspective that a contemplative practice might hold some benefit for you there is no further exploration. No contemplative practice ever gets started.
If you are reading this description from our website there is already something turning in you. There is an interest, an inspiration, a curiosity to explore the possibility that there is benefit in a contemplative practice. That is your beginning. As your practice matures your view, your perspective, your weltanschauung becomes ever richer, nuanced and aligned with the natural flow. Suffering decreases and joy, love, compassion and peace abound.
This evening we will explore the Buddhist concept of Wise View and how to cultivate the kind of perspective that serves you and all those around you. The evenings talk and meditation is suitable for both newcomers and long time practitioners. Full meditation instructions will be offered.