Meditation & Buddhism
DROP IN CLASSES
TUESDAYS
6:30 – 7:45pm
with Kelsang Shechog

Class fee: $13 | Free for Centre Members

Classes held at Wellington Yoga Centre, 1a Kensington Street (corner of Abel Smith St & Kensington St)

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

Upcoming Classes & Dates

Love, Desire & Attachment: May 8, 15, 22, 29

Why is it that so often our relationships and interactions with others result in a storm of painful emotions? Why do we feel so much grief when we are separated from those we care for? And why does what appears to be a “perfect match” so often end in conflict? The answer to all these questions can be found within Buddha’s teachings on love, desire and attachment. By learning to distinguish between these very different, but often mixed states of mind, we can establish the foundation for lasting harmonious relationships, improve our experience of pure love and solve many of our daily problems.

Happiness: How to Understand the Mind: June 5, 12, 19, 26

Happiness and suffering are feelings – parts of our mind – and so their main causes are not to be found outside the mind. Gain insight into our mind, and discover how an understanding of its nature and functions can be used practically in everyday experience to improve our lives. Learn how to recognise and abandon states of mind that harm us and make us unhappy, and replace them with peaceful and beneficial ones. Start to make happiness your immediate reality.

Class Format

Each class begins with guided breathing meditation, to help settle the mind, let go of distractions and cultivate inner peace. Our Resident Teacher, Kelsang Shechog, will then give a practical teaching based on the topic of the class series and explain how we can integrate Buddha’s timeless wisdom into our busy daily lives. The class concludes with a guided meditation, designed to help us take the teaching to heart in such a way that we are confident in beginning to practice it on our own.

Afterwards there is opportunity for questions and discussion, and a chance to talk to the teacher and other students informally.

THE VENUE

Wellington Yoga Centre
1a Kensington Street (corner of Abel Smith St & Kensington St)
Te Aro, Wellington 6011