Meditation and Mindfulness Four Week Course 11 Oct

Date/Time

Wednesdays 11 October – 1 November   6.00 –7.15pm

Venue

Kalpa Bhadra Buddhist Centre, 19a Upper Crichton Terrace, Cashmere, Christchurch. (Please do not park on Upper Crichton Terrace as it’s a Private Lane).

About the Four Week Course

In this four week course you will learn all the basics of meditation and mindfulness so that you can establish and maintain your own practice. These classes are suitable for all levels of experience.

The purpose of meditation is to make our mind more calm and peaceful.

If our mind is peaceful, we will be free from worries and mental discomfort and so we will experience true happiness and contentment. But if our mind is not peaceful, we will find it very difficult to be happy and contented even if we are living in the very best conditions.

So much of the stress and tension we normally experience comes from our mind and many of the problems we experience, including ill health, anxiety and depression are caused or aggravated by this stress.

By using meditation and mindfulness we can actively improve our mind until eventually we will eradicate all our negativity and enjoy a peaceful and happy mind all the time.

Topics include:

What is meditation and why we need to meditate

How to meditate correctly

Mindfulness and concentration

The correct meditation posture

How to establish a successful a meditation practice at home

How to use meditation and mindfulness in our daily life

Cost

$60 – includes four sessions and a meditation CD.

Booking is essential, so please book online now, or contact the Centre to book your place.

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 guided meditations and teachings.

Anyone can practice 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.