Timaru weekly drop-in class – Thursdays 7.15 – 8.45pm
There are no classes on the 14 Nov, 21 Nov, 28 Nov
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
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.
10 Oct – A silent mind
17 Oct – Mindfulness
24 Oct – Enhancing mindfulness
31 Oct – Concentration in our daily life
Transforming Life’s Difficulties – week of 4 November to week of 2 December 5 weeks
There is no meaning in dwelling on our own difficulties. It just leads to greater pain. Learn how to transform your everyday problems and difficulties into something immensely meaningful.
7 Nov – What is karma?
14 Nov – Learning about our real situation
21 Nov – Patience acceptance
28 Nov – Accepting the defeat and offering the victory
5 Dec – Everything is like a dream
Tips for a Stress Free Christmas – Week of 9 December to week of 16 December 2 weeks
Learn tips for a stress-free holiday that embraces the true spirit of Christmas.
12 Dec The Joy of Giving
19 Dec Cherishing Others
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.