Join us for an evening with Karuna Cayton to discuss the challenges in our daily lives, and how we can approach our problems from a Buddhist perspective.

Class 1

Ask The Buddhist Therapist Series: Dealing with Regret Class 1

Here is a video of class 1 about regret with the PP presentation.
Join us TONIGHT – LIVE ON FACEBOOK 7-9pm PST on Ocean of Compassion Buddhist Center
Ask the Buddhist Therapist – About Regret and General Q&A, class 2.
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Posted by Karuna Cayton on Thursday, February 15, 2018

Class 2

Ask The Buddhist Therapist: Dealing With Regret Class 2

Edited video of class 2 “Ask The Buddhist Therapist: Dealing With Regret” with PP Presentation. #AskTheBuddhistTherapist #KarunaCayton #Regret #Class2 #GyalwoGyatsoBuddhistCenter #OceanOfCompassion #themisleadingmind #TheKarunaGroup #FPMT #fpmtNorthAmerica

Posted by Karuna Cayton on Saturday, February 24, 2018

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Karuna Cayton’s visit in Deerfield Beach, Florida

Karuna Cayton with Misleading Mind workshop in Tubten Kunga Center for Wisdom

An unforgettable visit thank you 🙏🏻 Karuna Cayton .

Posted by Tubten Kunga Center for Wisdom on Thursday, March 8, 2018

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What is Your Understanding About Buddhism?

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The Misleading Mind

Kadampa Center for the Practice of Tibetan Buddhism

Live streaming event in real time

Workshop, Raleigh, North Carolina

Watch  Friday, Oct. 14 7-8:30 pm
Saturday, Oct. 15 10 am-noon, 1:30-4:30 pm
Sunday, Oct. 16 1:30-4:00 pm in EDT

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Thе workshop has useful tools for Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike. We each have the potential to transform our suffering into happiness, to free ourselves from the prison of our problems. As practiced in Buddhism for more than 2,500 years, the process involves working with, rather than against, our depression, anxiety, and compulsions. We do this by recognizing the habitual ways our minds perceive and react — the way the mind misleads. Тhe practical exercises and inspiring real-world examples show how one can neutralize suffering and step onto the path of a radically liberating self-understanding. The workshop is based on my book of the same name, which is an excellent source for more information about these techniques.


(Excerpt from the book The Misleading Mind)

When we are nervous before seeing the dentist, our anxiety is not seen as something separate from our sense of self. We say, “I’m really nervous about getting my teeth drilled,” and the internal experience is not one of a “designated” or “relative” self and nervousness. We are nervous. This misconception or dynamic, and it’s variations, is what is in action with all of our problems.

When we feel depressed, our self-identity becomes fused with depression. We have an extremely difficult time objectifying or depersonalizing depression. We are depression. This sense of fusion is graded, in that there are degrees of fusion. When the degree of fusion is massive, we could say that we get “body and psyche snatched.” We can literally see no end and no alternative to our helplessness; in fact we become the very incarnation of hopelessness, and then it is not surprising that a depressed person will feel suicidal. Death is considered the only alternative to finding release from hopelessness and its identity of a hopeless self.

(This topic continues in the book The Misleading Mind)


(Excerpt from the book The Misleading Mind)

We experience stress often, and it can seem diffuse and general. Yet we tend to become anxious when we fear certain consequences, and these are directly related to what we have decided to value. Say you have a deadline for a project you are working on, and you are becoming more and more stressed as the deadline approaches. Naturally, the date of the deadline is itself arbitrary; it is entirely the project of the context of your job. If your deadline is July 15, what is “July 15”? It is merely a label, and it’s reality as a “deadline” does not exist except as a concept, albeit a concept in many people’s minds.

Even the fact that it is a shared concept, a mutually agreed-upon date for the completion of work, does not make the deadline more “real” in any inherent sense. Indeed, our whole lives are spent in just such mutually agreed-upon fictions, and yet the stress and anxiety we feel don’t seem arbitrary or made up. Once we become anxious, that anxiousness feels real, and it lives inside us until we alone take control of it and transform it.

(This topic continues in the book The Misleading Mind)