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Meditation & Buddhism


Thu 21 Nov 2013, 7:00pm–8:30pm
Thu 28 Nov 2013, 7:00pm–8:30pm
Thu 5 Dec 2013, 7:00pm–8:30pm
Thu 12 Dec 2013, 7:00pm–8:30pm
Thu 19 Dec 2013, 7:00pm–8:30pm

Where: PATAKA Art + Museum, Cnr Parumoana and Norrie St, Porirua - Mana, Wellington Region

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Suggested donation per class: $10.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Bodh Gaya Buddhist Centre offers Meditation & Buddhism weekly classes in Kelburn, Petone, Upper Hutt, Porirua and Newtown. Learn guided meditations and advice for a happy life drawn from Buddha’s teachings. Everyone is welcome to attend. Start any week. There is no need to book or bring anything. Each class includes guided meditations, teaching and discussion, followed by refreshments.

For Porirua, this weekly course is being held in 'Pataka Education', towards Te Rauparaha Arena (access via large green gates at rear of Pataka Museum). Thursday evenings with Kelsang Lamchog.

Course schedule for August - December 2013:

Healing Relationships (8 Steps to Happiness)
9 weeks: August 19 - October 18
Based on the much loved Buddhist poem - 8 Verses of Training the Mind, this course will look at practical methods for transforming all life’s difficulties into valuable spiritual insights, for improving our relationships, and for bringing greater patience, empathy and compassion into our daily life.

Heart of Wisdom - Emptiness
6 weeks: November 11 - December 20
“Emptiness is the way things exist as opposed to the way they appear. Although things appear directly to our senses to be truly, or inherently, existent, in reality all phenomena lack, or are empty of, true existence.” Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, Modern Buddhism
In this course, discover this profound Buddhist knowledge of the truth of phenomena, emptiness. Emptiness simply means how all things actually exist rather than how things appear to be. With emptiness as a foundation of reflection on our personal experiences, you have a great opportunity to sort out your source of pain and suffering and to find your own source of unlimited happiness and permanent liberation.
This course will be followed with a guided emptiness retreat in Otaki.

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