with Ven. Angie Muir
Tuesdays, 7:00pm – 8:45pm PST (Pacific Standard Time)
February 20 – March 19, 2024
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Happiness and suffering are dependent upon your mind, upon your interpretation. They do not come from outside, from others. All of your happiness and all of your suffering are created by you, by your own mind.
In this course, Venerable Angie will introduce the Four Noble Truths, the Buddha’s first teaching and fundamental teaching. These truths reveal how we create our own reality through our actions and perceptions. By applying these teachings, and practicing simple guided meditations, we can gradually discover our inner potential to overcome all negative emotions and achieve lasting peace and happiness. This course is open to everyone who wants to learn about this topic.
Born in Scotland, in 1970, Venerable Angie Muir obtained a Bachelor's Degree in 1992. Feeling disillusioned with her prospective career path and life ahead of her, she left Scotland and combined travelling with work in Asia for 3 years until in 1995 she felt a calling to go to India to explore meditation and find her life path. Within a few months she “had the incredible fortune due to some previous karma” to discover Tibetan Buddhism, and meet her main spiritual teacher Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche (of almost 30 years) and become ordained.
Venerable Angie has been a Buddhist nun for over 25 years. During this time, she served at Lama Zopa Rinpoche's residences in the U.S. for 13 years. In addition to doing various personal retreats, she has offered service, teaching, and leading meditation at other FPMT centers.