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Meditation and Buddhism Brighton Weekly Classes

When:

Wed 18 Apr 2018, 6:00pm–7:15pm
Wed 25 Apr 2018, 6:00pm–7:15pm
Wed 2 May 2018, 6:00pm–7:15pm
Wed 9 May 2018, 6:00pm–7:15pm
Wed 16 May 2018, 6:00pm–7:15pm

Where: Central New Brighton School, Seaview Road, New Brighton, Christchurch, Christchurch

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Suggested donation per class: $8.00

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 Teacher Kate Faulkner.

Class topics:
The Art of Positive Thinking - week of 29 January to week of 26 February 5 weeks:
Negative thinking can become a strong habit of mind which is difficult to overcome. Learn methods to replace even our most stubborn habits with profoundly beneficial ways of thinking that lead only to peace and happiness.

31 Jan - Changing our attitude from negative to positive
7 Feb - Be Yourself
14 Feb - Delusions are our enemy
21 Feb - Mindfulness/Alertness/Concentration
28 Feb - What is meditation?

Life Changing Meditations - week of 5 March to week of 26 March 4 weeks:
In this series of classes we will establish the foundation of Buddhist philosophy and learn new ways of thinking that radically change who we are and how we respond to life’s challenges.

7 Mar - What is the mind?
14 Mar - Meditation on death
21 Mar - The karmic distinction
28 Mar - Our real situation

Five Habits of Happy People - week of 2 April to week of 30 April 5 weeks:
We all have habits that seem hard to break. Unfortunately, many of these habits also make us unhappy or even harm our health. Even though we try very hard, sometimes we feel helpless to change. Through practicing Buddha’s teachings, we can gain confidence in our potential to change. We can then replace even our most stubborn habits with profoundly beneficial ways of thinking that lead only to peace and happiness.

4 Apr - Consideration for others
11 Apr - Overcoming Hatred
18 Apr - Overcoming Attachment
25 Apr - What is joy?
2 May - Gratitude

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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