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Your Health
by Pati Kearns
Yoga Spirit at Dance, Etc.

Learning Opportunity
Our dear Meditation Teacher from Tibet, Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche, will be in our area to give a teaching retreat on Saturday, March 7 and Sunday March 8, 2009. All are welcome to attend. This is a truly wonderful opportunity to learn life skills from a master of Tibetan Buddhism.

Khenpo teaches extensively on the nature of mind and the path to peace and happiness. His teachings are practical and applicable to our everyday life situations. Khenpo discusses the effects that negative and positive thinking have on our mental and physical health, on our relationships, and on the peace and happiness of the world. Most importantly, Khenpo helps us to clearly understand that our negative thinking is the root cause of our suffering and that it creates a condition for everyone else’s suffering, while our positive thinking is the root cause of our happiness and that it creates a condition for everyone else’s happiness.

Regarding anger, Khenpo has said, “Anger is like picking up a hot coal and trying to throw it at someone”. Of course, you might hurt someone with that hot coal, but what most of us don’t realize is that our anger will definitely hurt us. Khenpo teaches that we must do a self-diagnosis and be willing to let go of our anger and negativity. This doesn’t mean that we let go of logic or discernment, however. In fact, when we release our habitual negativity (anger, complaining, worry, jealousy, etc.), we can see more clearly and can make more conscious decisions.

Khenpo also teaches that being grateful will reduce our greed. In greed, we always want something that we don’t have and spend our time either chasing happiness or trying to hang on to what we have. In gratitude, we recognize our many blessings and are naturally happy. Khenpo teaches that through compassionate thinking and actions (meaning I don’t want anyone to suffer and I will do whatever I can to help reduce suffering), we can make a positive contribution to the world.

Teachings will be from 11 am - 7 pm on each day. Location and suggested donation amounts are still to be determined. If you are interested in attending, please contact me at 702-279-9523.

Pati Kearns teaches Yoga and meditation at Dance Etc. Call 279-9523 for more information.

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