Geshe Zopa: Mind and Cognition

Flower of Mind

Sat, 26 August, 2017 - Sun, 27 August, 2017
10:30 am - 3:30 pm


What is mind? How does it work? Why does understanding it matter?

Mind and Cognition begins with the study of mind, both in its valid and distorted forms. Examine what is ‘mind,’ its nature and function, and how it affects our experience of happiness and suffering. Explore the differentiation between mind and brain, mind as the creator of our experiences, and the implications of possessing a mind that has no beginning and no end. In addition, learn methods to transform destructive thoughts and attitudes and create a positive and joyous mind.

The path to Enlightenment can be understood as a progression from wrong forms of cognition to valid forms, from ignorance to the state of all-knowing wisdom. For this reason, an understanding of the various states of cognition is invaluable to the spiritual practitioner seeking to cultivate positive mental states and develop insight into the nature of reality. The Tibetan Buddhist study of mind begins with what distinguishes a valid cognition from a distorted one. In this weekend workshop Ven. Tenzin Zopa will provide an introduction to the various types of cognition and the connection between thoughts and reality.

Teacher: Geshe Tenzin Zopa is a very highly qualified teacher who teaches in English, transmitting the wisdom of Buddhism in an unmistaken and practical manner to a 21st century audience. For more information, see here.