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Meditation and Buddhism Weekly Classes

When:

Wed 20 Nov 2019, 6:00pm–7:15pm
Wed 27 Nov 2019, 6:00pm–7:15pm
Wed 4 Dec 2019, 6:00pm–7:15pm
Wed 11 Dec 2019, 6:00pm–7:15pm
Wed 18 Dec 2019, 6:00pm–7:15pm

Where: Central New Brighton School, Seaview Road, New Brighton, Christchurch, 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 Teacher Kate Faulkner.

(The car park is off Hawke Street and the class is in the main office building).

Class topics:
Stillness within: Concentration – week of 7 October to week of 28 October 4 weeks

When the turbulence of distracting thoughts subsides and mind becomes still, a deep happiness and contentment naturally arises from within. Learn techniques to develop and improve your concentration.

9 Oct – A silent mind
16 Oct – Mindfulness
23 Oct – Enhancing mindfulness
30 Oct – Concentration in our daily life

Transforming Life’s Difficulties – week of 4 November to week of 2 December 5 weeks

There is no meaning in dwelling on our own difficulties. It just leads to greater pain. Learn how to transform your everyday problems and difficulties into something immensely meaningful.

6 Nov – What is karma?
13 Nov – Learning about our real situation
20 Nov – Patience acceptance
27 Nov – Accepting the defeat and offering the victory
4 Dec – Everything is like a dream

Tips for a Stress Free Christmas – Week of 9 December to week of 16 December 2 weeks.

Learn tips for a stress-free holiday that embraces the true spirit of Christmas.

11 Dec The Joy of Giving
18 Dec Cherishing Others

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 practice 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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