Healing Anxiety and Depression, Part 2: Integrating Theory Into Life
with Miffi Maxmillion

Fridays, Oct 7, 14, 21, Nov 4, 11 & 18, 7–8:30pm EDT ONLINE

Note: Clocks change from Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)(GMT/UTC-4) to Eastern Standard Time (EST)(GMT/UTC-5) on Nov 6, 2022. Clocks will “fall back” one hour.

This follow-up course to “Healing Anxiety and Depression, Part 1” will be much more interactive – you will need to bring your questions! By using Buddhist psychology  we can cut through the root of our sadness and fear, to reveal the innate goodness and peace at the heart of our being. The classes will be in three sections: a short presentation of the topic, then some substantial time for discussion, and ending with a guided meditation.

Depression and anxiety are the pain system of the mind. In this course, we discover how to listen to what anxiety and depression are telling us, so we can remove their root causes, rather than just mask the symptoms. The root of these is our distorted and negative self-view. By developing a realistic appreciation of our innate human qualities, we will be able to overcome our fears and become happier and kinder human beings.

Preparation

  • Listen to Recordings for Healing Anxiety and Depression, Part 1:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9hMpiBTECFfpVaFqxcQ8gt1GfVewaOih

I hope you enjoy the YouTube episodes from the first course. They will help you become familiar with any new terminology, and you will be able to immerse yourself in the paradigm shift that is Buddhist psychology – ready for the course ahead!

You can start watching them all now, or dedicate some time each week to immerse yourself in an episode before the class. 

  • Fill out Reflection Sheets:

We are not short of problems – but approaching them from a Dharma perspective takes presence of mind. It can be quite tricky to apply Buddhist psychology to our own life – what seems so clear in theory can become a tangle of confusion and bamboozlement!

A great place to begin the inner journey of this course is by printing and filling out the reflection sheet each week. They are nice and short – just enough to get your own questions going!

Important Note

This is an online-only event that is administered using Zoom, as the center is currently closed due to COVID-19. Zoom is an interactive video-conferencing tool that allows participants to see one another and ask questions. You will need a computer, a tablet or a smartphone with the Zoom application to attend.

After registering, the system automatically sends a confirmation and/or a receipt email that contains the Zoom meeting link or other instructions. If you are using Zoom for the first time, please login a few minutes earlier to allow any necessary installations on your device.

If you don’t immediately receive the email(s) with the Zoom information, or you have questions about Zoom or accessing the class online, please contact us at [email protected].

Registration / Schedule

Suggested: $20 per session, or $108 for all 6-weeks of the course
Other offering options: free, $5, $10, $30

The suggested amount helps support teacher offerings and expenses, direct costs and rent. Shantideva member discounts or benefits will be applied automatically if you have a membership in MindBody. 

Shantideva Center may publish recorded sessions in the public domain (e.g., on YouTube). By registering for this event, you are agreeing to give your consent to this process. To protect your privacy, we recommend being conscious about any personal information you share during the sessions. To further enhance anonymity, you may want to consider turning off video or naming yourself using abbreviations.

Time zone: US Eastern Daylight Time (GMT/UTC-4)

Nov 6 onwards, Time zone: US Eastern Standard Time (GMT/UTC-5)

For questions regarding registration, please email [email protected] for assistance.

Additional Materials

Recordings

All recordings will be available soon.

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About the Teacher

Miffi Maxmillion is the Spiritual Program Coordinator at Langri Tangpa Centre in Brisbane, Australia and is an FPMT registered teacher. Miffi was brought up a Buddhist and had the great good fortune to play with Lama Yeshe as a child. His hook of compassion sustained her through the many rebellious stages of growing up. She took refuge with Lama Yeshe at age 10, and did her first lamrim and Nyung Ne retreat with Lama Zopa Rinpoche at age 16.

Miffi’s passion is in bridging the seemingly disparate worlds of modern life and the rich inner experience of Buddhist practice. She teaches classes and leads pujas with great enthusiasm and joy. She also admits to watching far too much late night TV and is an avid reader of The New Yorker.