Kapiti • Daytime

Location

Coastlands Aquatic Centre
10 Brett Ambler Way, Paraparaumu, New Zealand

Date

Wed 04 Aug
  • Day: Wednesdays

Time

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Cost

$12 | unwaged $8 | Free for Members

Teacher

  • Rachael Steele
    Rachael Steele
    Meditation Teacher

    Rachael is a heartfelt Buddhist practitioner who has been studying Buddha’s teachings and practising meditation for many years. As a mother in a modern busy world she has a skilful way of making meditation accessible and relevant in our everyday lives and is known for her joyful and sincere presentation of Buddha’s teachings. Rachael is the Administration Director at our Centre. She teaches the Kapiti evening class.

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Kapiti • Daytime

Suitable for everyone, these walk-in classes offer practical methods to help everyone find inner peace, happiness and well-being through meditation and Buddhist wisdom. Each class is self-contained so you can drop-in any week. Beginners welcome.

Class Format

Each class begins with a simple guided meditation to make the mind peaceful and let go of distractions. The teacher will then give a talk based on the class topic, and explain how we can integrate beneficial ways of thinking into our busy daily lives. The class concludes with a second meditation so that we are confident to practise on our own.

Afterwards, there is an opportunity for questions and refreshments.

Topics & Dates

Connect with your own potential for inner resilience no matter what happens around you. In this series learn methods to build a strong foundation for happiness and confidence within your own mind.

Our mind has the potential to be our greatest healer. So much of the stress and tension we normally experience comes from our mind, and many of the problems we experience, including ill health, are caused or aggravated by this stress. By training in meditation and mindfulness we develop the power to overcome disturbing thoughts and to stay focused on what brings peace of mind. Through this we can discover our own incredible potential to heal and transform mental pain, anxiety, sorrow, physical suffering and sickness.
Everyone wants to be happy and content, but despite our best efforts to achieve this we often find ourselves miserable and stressed. In this course we will explore meditations and mindfulness techniques that enable us to recognise unhelpful states of mind as they arise, and we will learn how to let them go with confidence. Discover the peace of mind, freedom and genuine happiness that comes from letting go of worry, stress and frustration.

Life…. work hard, save money, try to find meaning in relationships, search for ‘happy ever after’. After a few years or decades, that formula doesn’t seem to be working. Is it broken? In our increasingly uncertain world are we beginning to feel purposeless and lost? If we combine our normal daily life with Buddha’s teachings on inner peace we will wake each day with renewed enthusiasm, content in the knowledge that we are actively progressing towards happiness, regardless of the circumstances of our life. This course will reveal how to transform daily life into the path to happiness, giving every moment direction and meaning.

Our relationships with others can have a huge impact on our happiness. Imagine if all your relationships were free from conflict and deeply satisfying. On this course we will explore practical methods for improving and transforming our relationships with our family, friends, colleagues and others. Through practising the meditations taught on this course, we can learn to let go of painful minds towards others and replace them with minds of loving kindness and patience that bring real joy and inner peace.

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