Inner Peace as a Way of Life
Janet Ettele will be giving a combination book talk and discussion on methods to develop inner peace She will tell the story of her journey into studying Buddhism, how she came to write books based on Shantideva’s teachings of The Six Perfections, and about the every-day practicality of certain Buddhist principles. These principles include interdependence, impermanence, karma and equanimity. By incorporating observable realities of daily life with mindfulness we can develop a more compassionate and peaceful way of life. Although her books are rooted in Buddhist teachings, this talk is intended to present its philosophies and wisdom through a lens that is applicable to anyone regardless of faith or tradition. Geshe Dhargey will be available for questions during this talk.
Record producer and Ridgefield resident, Gary Lefkowith will introduce the event. He and Janet will open with a brief performance of original music.
About Janet Ettele:
Janet Ettele has authored the How Life Works Series that is based on Master Shantideva’s teaching, “A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life,” also known as The Six Perfections. From this series, she has published How Generosity Works, How the Root of Kindness Works, and How Patience Works. She has also released a CD, Piano Mandalas, meditatively inspired piano music that is intended as accompaniment to her books.
Janet graduated from Berklee College of Music in Boston and worked in the entertainment industry prior to becoming a mother. In 2012 Janet served on the committee that brought the Dalai Lama to Danbury, CT where His Holiness gave two public talks at Western Connecticut State University. In 2017 she worked to help organize and then perform in the concert at Ridgefield Playhouse: Living Compassion, The Dalai Lama's Life Story in Music, Words and Pictures that also featured Tencho Gyatso, the niece of the Dalai Lama, and Nawang Khechog a Grammy nominee and renowned Tibetan flutist.