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Hayagriva Buddhist Centre is hosting an enlightening series of events this May led by Corey Jackson, a certified Cultivating Emotional Balance Teacher.

Under the banner of 'Improve Mental Balance', Corey will run three comprehensive programs that combine modern psychology and ancient contemplative techniques to help people make lasting, positive changes to their lives.

Bookings are now open for each program and all are welcome to attend either the overview or workshop or both.

  • Genuine Happiness Attention to the Details with Corey Jackson

    Overview: 7.30pm Thursday 12 May

    Workshop: 1-4pm Saturday 14 May

    Over the course of a normal day, our attention is captured countless times. Research has shown that we are more likely to notice things we consider negative and even prone to see threats that aren't actually there. This can cause us to focus too much on things that cause us distress and to see harmless events and people as sources of anxiety and unhappiness.

    Attention training has been a part and parcel of contemplative traditions aimed at achieving human flourishing. In recent years, modern psychology and neuroscience have been researching these techniques and found some of them to be extraordinarily effective in enhancing well-being and combating conditions such as anxiety and depression.

    In fact, research has shown that achieving well-being is a skill that can be learned by understanding and training in attention. Being skilled in attention gives us the power to transform relationships, take control of our well-being and increase our resilience to adversity. All are invited to join this interactive workshop where modern research and ancient contemplative practices will be used in a comprehensive approach to help achieve happiness.

    Prices: Overview: $15 (Members $10) Workshop: $30 (Members $25) You can choose to attend either session or both.

    Click here to make a booking.


  • Walking the walk Aspiration to Action with Corey Jackson

    Overview: 7.30pm Thursday 26 May

    Workshop: 10am 12.30pm Saturday 28 May

    For many of us, everyday life doesn't always align with our beliefs and aspirations. Consider the evidence: a barely used gym membership, pristine looking running shoes, and a meditation cushion unruffled by a meditator's bottom. Never mind acting on the really big, global issues we feel strongly about but feel incapable of making a difference to them.

    Reconciling our desire to do what's right with the need to be pragmatic has preoccupied contemplatives since ancient times and more recently, modern psychology has also begun to explore this question. Both approaches find that balancing everyday demands with a sense of greater purpose is critical to the healthy functioning of individuals and societies. They both also offer different techniques for doing so.

    This workshop will explore ancient and modern approaches to identify what we need from the world and what we can bring to it, in order to cultivate a sense of purpose and wellbeing.

    Prices: Overview: $15 (Members $10) Workshop: $30 (Members $25) You can choose to attend either session or both.

    Click here to make a booking.


  • Buddhist Ideas for Everyday Life with Corey Jackson

    Overview: 7pm Friday May 13 and 27

    This workshop is for those who are curious about Buddhism or those looking to contextualise 2,500-year-old traditional Buddhist teachings within a modern scientific perspective. This series will present how we can integrate these seemingly contradictory traditions for a more engaged and fulfilling life.

    Price per session: $15 (Members $10) You can choose to attend either session or both.

    Click here to make a booking.

    As places as strictly limited, early bookings are advised. Click on the links above to make a booking.

    To find out more about Corey and each program, please visit the Hayagriva Buddhist Centre website.

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    When: May 2016 - Various Dates
    Where: Hayagriva Buddhist Centre, 64 Banksia Tce, Kensington, Western Australia
    Cost: $15 (Members $10) / Workshop: $30 (Members $25)
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