Meditation and Buddhism

When:

Tue 2 May 2017, 7:30pm–9:00pm
Tue 9 May 2017, 7:30pm–9:00pm
Tue 16 May 2017, 7:30pm–9:00pm
Tue 23 May 2017, 7:30pm–9:00pm
Tue 30 May 2017, 7:30pm–9:00pm
Tue 6 Jun 2017, 7:30pm–9:00pm

Where: Kalpa Bhadra Buddhist Centre, 19A Upper Crichton Terrace, Cashmere, Christchurch

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

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

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Note: Please do not park on Upper Crichton Terrace as it is a private lane.

Classes are suitable for everyone. Join in any week, booking is not required.

With resident teacher Kelsang Luma.
Everyone is welcome.

Class Topics:
Meditation & Mindfulness - The Basics - Week of 30 January to weeks of 20 February 4 weeks.
This course shows how we can develop and improve key mental faculties through meditation and other methods that help us to be more focused, more aware, and more positive in our approach to life. Suitable for everyone.

Freedom from Painful Emotions: Week of 27 February to weeks of 27 March 5 weeks.
Imagine a life completely free from anger, jealousy, grasping and all the other painful states of mind that cause us so much suffering. It is entirely possible through learning to control our mind.

Freedom from Attachment & Craving: Week of 3 April to week of 24 April 4 weeks
Living in a constant state of desire, grasping and craving creates dissatisfaction in our mind and never ultimately leads to lasting happiness. By developing contentment we can free ourselves from deceptive desires and start to discover a more meaningful way of life.

Freedom from Anger & Conflict: Week of 1 May to week of 29 May 5 weeks
This series will focus on the meditations and practical methods for transforming anger and conflict. By learning to wholeheartedly accept difficulties we can use them as the springboard for real transformation. In this way even challenging people and situations can be used to empower our spiritual growth - and we will also find solutions to many of our daily problems.

Freedom from Jealousy & Resentment: Week of 5 June to week of 26 June 4 weeks
In our life, we may go through unpleasant experiences, which we can struggle to move on from. We may have difficulties in our relationships at present that stem from past experiences. In this series, we will learn how to let go of these negative minds and develop positive mental habits which will result in future happiness.

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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