“Stop this wheel of suffering, I want to get off!” – The 12 Links of Interdependence, with Jaki Fisher

“I love this teaching. First, it’s based on a picture – and who doesn’t like visual teachings? … so much easier to absorb, and this one has some pretty unforgettable images – not for the fainthearted. Secondly, the picture used to be placed in the front of Buddhist temples so that everyone could see and understand it, so it’s a teaching that is totally relevant for all of us, not some fascinating but esoteric thing. And last, it gets into the nitty gritty of why we suffer and can’t seem to find lasting contentment and most importantly, exactly what we…

Get Unbusy: Defecting from the Cult of Busyness

A 4-week MWC Course with Charu Ramesh This four class course draws upon texts like the Ashtavakra Gita, Bhagavad Gita, Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life and the Yoga Sutras, to help us loosen the grip of busyness on our lives. We will look at what fuels our compulsive busyness, how to generate some breathing space and explore how we can discriminate between productive and unproductive actions. The structure of the four sessions is as follows: Class 1 – Defining the problem The problem with being busy, why we are so busy. Class 2 – Getting organized Differentiating between…

The Problem, the Cause, the Goal and the Solution: a 4-week course with Charu Ramesh

This four-class MWC course is designed by Lama Marut and lays out the foundational structure of any authentic spiritual path. It explores the basis of the discontent that lies beneath the surface of all our lives, leading us through the reasons for it and the path out of it, outlining a coherent and efficient method for reaching the goal of true happiness. The structure of the sessions is as follows: Session 1 – The seesaw of happiness and dissatisfaction (June 6) Session 2 – The cause of the ups and downs (June 13) Session 3 – Ending the cycle (June 20) Session…