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Meditation and Buddhism Thursdays


Thu 17 Nov 2016, 7:30pm–9:00pm
Thu 24 Nov 2016, 7:30pm–9:00pm
Thu 1 Dec 2016, 7:30pm–9:00pm
Thu 8 Dec 2016, 7:30pm–9:00pm
Thu 15 Dec 2016, 7:30pm–9:00pm

Where: St Albans Community Centre, 1049 Colombo St, St Albans, Christchurch

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

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

Listed by: admin176

This event is a weekly drop in class.

Each class consists of a guided meditation and a talk based on Buddhist wisdom. Classes are suitable for everyone. Join in any week, booking is not required.

With Buddhist monk Kelsang Pawo.

Class Topics:
Six Things to Perfect – week of 26 September to week of 31 October.
Learn how to increase your own good qualities of generosity, moral discipline, patience, joyful effort, concentration, and wisdom. Then you can really benefit yourself and others and live a meaningful life.

Overcoming Stress and Anxiety - week of 7 November to week of 28 November.
Many people suffer from anxiety and stress at some time or other. Sometimes it is due to stressful work, sometimes due to problems at home, and sometimes due to difficult relationships.

On this course, learn how anxiety and stress, as well as other conditions such as tension, nervousness, worry and depression, have their roots in our state of mind and show how we can reduce and eventually overcome these conditions by working on our mind with a combination of meditation and positive thinking.

Stop Grasping – week of 5 December to week of 12 December.
There is no greater method for experiencing peace of mind and happiness than to understand and meditate on emptiness, the ultimate nature of reality.

“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

What to expect at a class:
These classes are based on Buddha’s teachings on the mind, but you do not need to be a Buddhist to attend, or to benefit from them. Each class consists of two guided meditations and an explanatory talk. The classes run for 90 minutes. Anyone can practise meditation and everyone is welcome to attend. There is no physical exercise involved and you can choose to sit either in a chair or on a cushion.

These classes are suitable for all levels of experience.

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