The Centre weekly drop-in class – Tuesdays 7.30 – 9.00pm
Venue: Kalpa Bhadra Buddhist Centre, 24 Rugby St, Merivale, Christchurch
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 Path to Compassion – week of 12 August to week of 16 September 6 weeks
What is compassion? Learn how to develop this heartfelt mind so you can really benefit others.
13 Aug – Overcoming our obsessive self-concern
20 Aug – What is empathy?
27 Aug – What is compassion?
3 Sept – Taking away the suffering of others
10 Sept – Giving others real happiness
17 Sept – Developing a supreme inner peace
Dealing with Distractions – week of 23 September to week of 30 September 2 weeks
Do you get distracted easily and feel that life is slipping away in meaningless things. Learn how to stay focused and develop a powerful mind.
24 Sept – What is distraction?
1 Oct – Dealing with distractions
Stillness within: Concentration – week of 7 October to week of 28 October 4 weeks
When the turbulence of distracting thoughts subsides and mind becomes still, a deep happiness and contentment naturally arises from within. Learn techniques to develop and improve your concentration.
8 Oct – A silent mind
15 Oct – Mindfulness
22 Oct – Enhancing mindfulness
29 Oct – Concentration in our daily life
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.