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Sometimes we get discouraged. Yup, everyone faces this obstacle and because of this we all need ways to encourage ourself. Sure, we can call friends and ask them to be our cheerleader or give us a swift kick in the caboose. While friends are great, they can’t always be there for us.
But, if we know how to deal with discouragement and if we know how to encourage ourself, then we will be much more successful in accomplishing all of our goals. That is definitely something we all want!
In this special series of classes we are going to look at some of the greatest examples of encouragement and perseverance. Hearing these stories will inspire us to follow the examples.
Everyone welcome. If you see a topic you like, drop in for that class or, you can attend the whole series.
March 12– Dealing with Hardship, the story of Milarepa
Milarepa was known as a Tibetan saint. But, he didn’t start as a saint. He was anything but saintly. He had to work at it, and boy work at it he did! His tale is one of growth, in spite of struggle and an encouraging tale for us all.
April 9– Overcoming anger and becoming patient, the story of Angulimala
Angulimala was an angry man. He was told that by being tough and fierce people would fear and therefore respect him, making him powerful. Of course, this is wrong and he made many enemies. But, with Buddha’s help he turned his life around. Hearing the story of Angulimala will give us confidence in our ability to change too!
May 14– Unrelenting effort, the story of Asanga
Asanga’s story is an epic tale of overcoming the inner demon of discouragement (with a little help from the Buddhas). When we hear his story, we can better understand how to rise up above any laziness or discouragement we might have and accomplish our goal.
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