The Centre weekly drop-in class – Tuesdays 7.30 – 9.00pm
Venue: Kalpa Bhadra Buddhist Centre, 19a Upper Crichton Terrace, Cashmere, Christchurch
(Please do not park on Upper Crichton Terrace as it is a private lane)
Each class consists of a guided meditation and a talk based on Buddhist wisdom.
Classes are suitable for everyone. Come along any week, booking is not required.
$12 per class
Everyone is welcome
The Art of Positive Thinking – week of 29 January to week of 26 February 5 weeks:
Negative thinking can become a strong habit of mind which is difficult to overcome. Learn methods to replace even our most stubborn habits with profoundly beneficial ways of thinking that lead only to peace and happiness.
30 Jan – Changing our attitude from negative to positive
6 Feb – Be Yourself
13 Feb – Delusions are our real enemy
20 Feb – Mindfulness/Alertness/Concentration
27 Feb – What is meditation?
Life Changing Meditations – week of 5 March to week of 26 March 4 weeks:
In this series of classes we will establish the foundation of Buddhist philosophy and learn new ways of thinking that radically change who we are and how we respond to life’s challenges.
6 Mar – What is the mind?
13 Mar – Meditation on death
20 Mar – Thats your karma
27 Mar – Our real situation
Five Habits of Happy People – week of 2 April to week of 30 April 5 weeks:
We all have habits that seem hard to break. Unfortunately, many of these habits also make us unhappy or even harm our health. Even though we try very hard, sometimes we feel helpless to change. Through practicing Buddha’s teachings, we can gain confidence in our potential to change. We can then replace even our most stubborn habits with profoundly beneficial ways of thinking that lead only to peace and happiness.
3 Apr – Consideration for others
10 Apr – Overcoming Hatred
17 Apr – Overcoming Attachment
24 Apr – What is joy?
1 May – Gratitude
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 two guided meditations and an explanatory talk. The classes run for 90 minutes.
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.