Transformation and Equanimity

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REGISTRATION

Course opens on November 20

Who can take this course?

  • (Online) Students who have completed all three courses of Joy of Living Level 1 and the accompanying homework (total: 50 hrs) as well as Joy of Living Level 2 Courses 1, 2, and 3 (total: 37.5 hrs).
  • (In Person) Students who have attended a Joy of Living Level 1 in-person weekend workshop or retreat and completed a total of 50 hours of formal meditation practice, as well as the online Joy of Living Level 2 Courses 1, 2, and 3 (total: 37.5 hrs)

Self-paced learning

This course is designed to take about six weeks, but feel free to learn at your own pace.

COURSE MATERIAL

The Joy of Living: Unlocking the Secret & Science of Happiness by Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche.
Joyful Wisdom: Embracing Change and Finding Freedom by Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche.

Opening the Heart

Transformation and Equanimity

COURSE OVERVIEW

The four immeasurables—love, compassion, joy, and equanimity—consist of some of the most profound meditation teachings imaginable. They allow you to access spaces in your heart that transcend time and places, culture and ethnicity, age and gender. They key to expanding them to all situations and to all beings is equanimity, the focus of this course.

In this course, you will explore ways of relating to difficult people and situations with acceptance and appreciation that transcend boundaries. Additionally, your understanding of basic goodness will go deeper to include all situations and experiences.

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THIS COURSE?

  • Video teachings by Mingyur Rinpoche
  • Personal tips from course guides Lucas Henriksson & Antonia Sumbundu
  • Guided meditations
  • Instructions for practicing in daily life
  • Targeted readings
  • Reflection questions and a practice journal
  • Interactive quizzes to enhance your learning
  • Live webinars with course guides
  • Discussion forum

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN

  • (View) Every situation, whether within your mind or outside, is an opportunity to recognize and cultivate love and compassion. 
  • (Meditation) To meditate on transforming difficult situations and emotions into supports for the cultivation or love, compassion, joy, and equanimity. 
  • (Application) To apply transformative strategies for dealing with difficult emotions and situations, recognizing the fundamental nature of yourself and others.

Content

Sections

1. Transforming Difficult Emotions
2. Transforming Difficult Situations
3. Recognizing Innate Love
4. Basic Goodness as Equanimity
5. Love and Hate
6. Equanimity for All Beings

 

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About this Course

The four immeasurables—love, compassion, joy, and equanimity—consist of some of the most profound meditation teachings imaginable. They allow you to access spaces in your heart that transcend time and places, culture and ethnicity, age and gender. They key to expanding them to all situations and to all beings is equanimity, the focus of this course.

In this course, you will explore ways of relating to difficult people and situations with acceptance and appreciation that transcend boundaries. Additionally, your understanding of basic goodness will go deeper to include all situations and experiences.

Content

Sections

1. Transforming Difficult Emotions
2. Transforming Difficult Situations
3. Recognizing Innate Love
4. Basic Goodness as Equanimity
5. Love and Hate
6. Equanimity for All Beings

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Course Webinars

The webinars are a great way to meet with the course guides, ask questions about meditation, and share our experience with other meditators. We welcome your live questions during the webinars.

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