New Brighton weekly drop-in class – Wednesdays 6.00 – 7.15pm
Venue: The Old School, 140 Seaview Road, New Brighton
(The car park is off Hawke Street and the class is in the main office building)
Each class consists of a guided meditation and a talk based on Buddhist wisdom.
Classes are suitable for everyone. Join in any week, booking is not required.
$10 per class
Everyone is Welcome
With Buddhist Teacher Kate Faulkner
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.
14 Aug – Overcoming our obsessive self-concern
21 Aug – What is empathy?
28 Aug – What is compassion?
4 Sept – Taking away the suffering of others
11 Sept – Giving others real happiness
18 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.
25 Sept – What is distraction?
2 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.
9 Oct – A silent mind
16 Oct – Mindfulness
23 Oct – Enhancing mindfulness
30 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 75 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.