Venerable Kelsang Gyatso has designed three study programmes offering Buddhist psychology, philosophy and meditation instruction, as well as retreats for all levels of practioner. The emphasis is on intergrating Buddha’s teachings into daily life to solve our human problems and to spread lasting peace and happiness throughout the world.
“. . . . we need to study and practise the teachings of Buddha: to develop our wisdom, to cultivate a good heart, and to maintain a peaceful state of mind. . . . although we wish for happiness, our ignorance leads us to engage in non-vituous actions, which are the main cause of all our suffering. If we do not cultivate a good heart, our selfish motivation destroys harmony and good relationships with others. We have no peace, and no chance to gain pure happiness. Without inner peace, outer peace is impossible. If we do not maintain a peaceful state of mind, we are not happy even if we have ideal conditions. On the other hand, when our mind is peaceful, we are happy, even if our external conditions are unpleasant. Therefore, the development of these qualities is of utmost importance for our daily happiness”
Eight Steps to Happiness ~ Geshe Kelsang Gyatso ~
These special spiritual programmes are especially suited for the people of this modern world.