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We usually look outside for the causes of happiness. Unfortunately, our control of the outer world is limited, temporary and often illusory. In fact, it is our mind that translates outer conditions into happiness or suffering. Training of the mind, which is the true meaning of meditation, is crucial for dealing effectively with deluded thought and afflictive emotions. Ground-breaking results from neuroscientists studying Buddhist meditators have shown that mind training can deeply change the brain and the way we are. Genuine happiness, the state of lasting well-being can be achieved!

Rabjam Rinpoche and Venerable Matthieu Ricard will guide you through the path to genuine happiness – a move towards greater inner freedom, loving kindness and compassion.

Date: Saturday, 15 Sep 2012

Time:  2.00pm to 5.00pm

Venue: Poh Ming Tse Temple, 438 Dunearn Road, Singapore 289613

Fee: S$10 for Buddhist Youth Group member, S$30 for member of public (payment at the door)


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Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche is the Abbot of Shechen Tennyi Dargyeling Monastery in Kathmandu, Nepal. He was born in 1966 as the grandson of Kyabjé Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche and the combined emanation of Shechen Rabjam, Shechen Kongtrul and Shechen Gyaltsap, Gyurme Pema Dorje. He received training from Kyabjé Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche for 25 years and has been teaching worldwide since 1991.

Venerable Matthieu Ricard received his PhD in cell genetics under the Nobel Laureate Francois Jacob in 1972 and studied with late masters Kyapje Kangyur Rinpoche and Kyabjé Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. He is a member of the Mind and Life Institute, researching on the effect of mind training and meditation on the brain at universities in the USA (Madison, Princeton, and Berkeley), and Europe (Leipzig). His books, translated into over 20 languages, include “The Monk and the Philosopher”, a dialogue with his father; “The Quantum and the Lotus”, a dialogue with the astrophysicist Trinh Xuan Thuan; “Happiness: A Guide to Developing Life’s Most Important Skill”; and “Why Meditate?”. He also spoke at the United Nations and several times at The World Economic Forum.