Beginners Course - Buddhism, Meditation & Peace in our CommunitiesOn Fri, 4 November, 2016 - 14:04
Thursday evenings, 7-9PM, December 1 - 22.
This four-week course, led by Dh. Suddhayu, offers an opportunity for those new - and not so new - to Buddhist meditation to explore how these practices can offer insights into building peaceful relationships. We teach traditional Buddhist meditations, but you do not need to be a Buddhist to practice and benefit from them.
The Metta Bhavana, or Loving Kindness, meditation teaches the cultivation of positive emotion toward oneself and others, the necessary basis for spiritual life and ethical development. Cultivating metta is the antidote for anger, hatred and indifference and the surest pathway to positive change in one’s life. The Mindfulness of Breathing meditation teaches us how to relax the mind and focus on a single object. Learning this meditation may lead to deeper levels of relaxation, greater discipline in concentrating the mind, increased self-confidence and a greater ability to maintain a healthy perspective on events in our lives.
Registration is free - sign up now to ensure a place. Offered by donation: $40 suggested for the four-week course.