To Flatten the Word: Grasping the Illusory Nature of Thought

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  •  September 30, 2016
     7:00 pm CDT - 9:00 pm CDT

Presenter: Sensei Mui, DBS, PhD


What is a thought? Wouldn’t it be embarrassing if a thought were not what we thought it was? If we were fundamentally mistaken about the nature of thoughts then that would be the source of many of the problems we find in life. We use thoughts to think about our life, analyze reality, and grasp “truth.” Taking thoughts for granted, we rarely bother to grasp what they really are. Thoughts are like magic since they do not happen in the world but inside our mind. The nature of thoughts is illusory. Not knowing our thoughts is like living in a self-constructed prison of negative emotions and problems. Conversely, knowing our thoughts allows us to live in freedom. If we want to live in a self-actualized life, we must concern ourselves with the nature of thought

About the Instructor

Sensei Mui took ordination as a forest monk in Theravada Buddhism in 1971. He received his doctorate in Buddhist Studies in 1976 and later trained as a monk in several other lineages of Buddhism. He is the Spiritual Director of the Hongaku Jodo and the Director of Education for the Hongaku Institute of Buddhist Studies. He teaches Buddhism and meditation privately, publicly and corporately and practices locally as a Buddhist psychologist.


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