Buddhist Recovery Network - Academy
BRN Academy with Caroline Brazier -- January 6th 2019
Greed, Hate and Delusion: A Buddhist Theory of Everything
Meeting URL - Join us at 1PM Pacific Time at https://zoom.us/j/518564313
We are all addicted. We all plan our escapes from the existential angst of modern life. Some of us are just a bit more subtle about it than others. Buddhist psychology is the study of avoidance and addiction. Through the processes commonly known as the three poisons and popularly translated as 'greed, hate and delusion' we avoid the reality of suffering and responsibility by choosing our particular poisons, and in so doing we generate further levels of misery for ourselves. With a myriad variations on the old theme, we set ourselves apart psychologically from our troubled times; an action which is devastating to all our futures on a planet overburdened by consumption and conflict as well as to our personal well-being. In this talk I will be offering some basic insights derived from this Buddhist understanding and some pointers which Buddhism offers for unhooking from these pernicious processes, both at the personal and the collective level.
Caroline Brazier is a therapist, writer and trainer whose work focuses on Buddhist approaches to mental health. Author of seven books on Buddhism, psychotherapy and ecotherapy, she takes a holistic view of compulsive and addictive processes, underpinned by the core teachings on our human condition, and offers positive and practical views of ways to work with them.
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Welcome to the Buddhist Recovery Network Academy!
The BRN Academy is a new incarnation of the former Healing and Insight Teaching Faculty, co-founded by Vimalasara (Valerie) Mason-John and Giles Collins. The Academy has invited some of the leading teachers in the field of Buddhist recovery. On the first Sunday of every month for half an hour each teacher will explore the sharp edges of suffering through the lens of the Buddhist Teachings.
The Academy brings together teachers from different Buddhist lineages and approaches. Themes like addiction, alcoholism, depression, stinking thinking and compulsive behaviours will be explored through a 5 minute meditation/reflection, a 15 minute talk and ten minutes for questions.
Being aware of the pressures imposed by international time zones, the Academy attempts to offer as convenient times as possible for most people currently involved with the BRN. The teachings will commence on the first Sunday of every month at:
1:00pm US Pacific time.
3:00pm US Central time.
4:00pm US Eastern time.
9:00pm UK (BST) time.
8:00am the following day (Monday) Sydney, AU time.
10:00am the following day (Monday) New Zealand time.
Note: the 'room' will be open 15 minutes ahead of time for a prompt start as indicated on the timetable.
We at the BRN are very excited by this new development, and we hope you will join our Academy and benefit from this invaluable opportunity.
With warmth and kindness,
President, Buddhist Recovery Network