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Meditation and Buddhism Weekly Classes

When:

Thu 26 Sep 2019, 7:15pm–8:45pm
Thu 3 Oct 2019, 7:15pm–8:45pm
Thu 10 Oct 2019, 7:15pm–8:45pm
Thu 17 Oct 2019, 7:15pm–8:45pm
Thu 24 Oct 2019, 7:15pm–8:45pm
Thu 31 Oct 2019, 7:15pm–8:45pm

Where: MindfulMe, 56 Bank Street, Timaru, South Canterbury

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Suggested donation per class: $5.00
  • Door Sales Only
  • Additional fees may apply

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This event is a weekly drop in class.

The teaching and guided meditations are recordings from Buddhist Nun, Kelsang Luma’s, weekly classes at Kalpa Bhadra Buddhist Centre in Christchurch. 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.

Everyone is welcome.

Class topics:

The Path to Compassion – week of 12 August to week of 16 September 6 weeks

What is compassion? Learn how to develop this heartfelt mind so you can really benefit others.

15 Aug – Overcoming our obsessive self-concern
22 Aug – What is empathy?
29 Aug – What is compassion?
5 Sept – Taking away the suffering of others
12 Sept – Giving others real happiness
19 Sept – Developing a supreme inner peace

Dealing with Distractions – week of 23 September to week of 30 September 2 weeks

Do you get distracted easily and feel that life is slipping away in meaningless things. Learn how to stay focused and develop a powerful mind.

26 Sept – What is distraction?
3 Oct – Dealing with distractions

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.

10 Oct – A silent mind
17 Oct – Mindfulness
24 Oct – Enhancing mindfulness
31 Oct – Concentration in our daily life

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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