Timaru weekly drop-in class – Thursdays 7.15 – 8.45pm
Venue: above St John Ambulance building, 56 Bank Street, Timaru
The teaching and guided meditations are recordings from Buddhist Nun, Kelsang Luma’s, weekly classes at Kalpa Bhadra Buddhist Centre in Christchurch. 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.
$5 per class
Everyone is welcome
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.
5 Apr – Consideration for others
12 Apr – Overcoming Hatred
19 Apr – Overcoming Attachment
26 Apr – What is joy?
3 May – Gratitude
Solving our Daily Problems with Love – week of 7 May to week of 21 May 3 weeks
Most of us feel there is room for improvement in our relationships with our partner, at work, or with our family and friends. On this course we will explore how Buddhist meditation has the power to profoundly improve and transform our relationships, both past and present. Learn how to let go of painful attitudes and replace them with love, respect for others, patience and kindness.
10 May – Removing Unbalanced Attitudes
17 May – Five reasons to Love Others
24 May – Cherishing Others – Our Main Practice
Developing Self Confidence – week of 28 May to week of 18 June 4 weeks
Learn how to develop a positive view of yourself and develop an authentic inner confidence by learning to change the way you view yourself and those around you.
31 May – Mirror of Honesty
7 June – Others are Precious
14 June – How to be Faultless
21 June – Unsurpassed Confidence
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.