Meditation & Buddhism
DROP IN CLASSES
TUESDAYS: 6:45 – 8PM
Class fee: $12 | Free for Centre Members
Classes held at Ngaio Town Hall, 1 Ottawa Rd
Learn practical meditations that help us solve the problems of daily life and find a deep inner peace and contentment that remains with us out of meditation. Each class consists of two guided meditations and an explanatory talk.
Beat the Winter Blues • 4 July – 25 July
Learn simple but profound meditations that give rise to a deep feeling of inner peace, and increase our love and compassion for others. By training the mind in love and compassion we will experience a more stable happiness and will be able to remain at peace even when outer conditions are hard.
Meditation and Mindfulness • 15 August – 5 September
How can we cope with ever-increasing demands from every direction? Buddha’s teachings offer us an alternative — by using the power of our mindfulness, we can develop, strengthen, and keep a special experience of peace and stability in our mind despite a very busy life.
Mindfulness is essential to keep our sanity day to day as well as for personal development, helping us realise our full potential.
Overcoming Anxiety • 19 September – 10 October
Fear and anxiety are one of the biggest internal struggles faced by people in modern day society. Learn how to use meditation and practical application of Buddha’s teachings on the mind to overcome these negative emotions and find inner freedom.
Transforming Life’s Difficulties • 17 October – 7 November
Transforming difficult conditions is vital because we are constantly surrounded by difficulties. We cannot avoid difficult situations but if we can change our attitude to them they will no longer be problems. We can even use these difficulties to train our mind.
Self Confidence • 14 November – 12 December
Self-confidence is not a quality that we either have or we don’t have. In fact, it is a state of mind that can be cultivated. By applying Buddha’s teachings on the mind we come to discover that our insecurities are based on mistaken apprehensions of ourselves. As a result, we end up identifying with our limitations.
In this series, through inspiring talks and powerful guided meditations, we will learn how to experience the pure and limitless nature of our mind. Through this joyful experience we naturally let go of our inhibiting insecurities and instead identify with our potential. This authentic self-confidence naturally empowers us in all our activities. We will explore how to integrate this self-confidence into our life and in particular how to use it to bring about the deeper changes that we long for. In this way we begin to be the confident, joyful, loving person we truly wish to be.