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
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 – Why we Need Others
14 June – How to be Faultless
21 June – Unsurpassed Confidence
Following in Buddha’s Footsteps – week of 25 June to week of 30 July 6 weeks
By following in Buddhas footsteps we can discover a life of great meaning and benefit to others by training in giving, moral discipline, patience, joyful effort, concentration, and wisdom.
28 June – Giving
5 July – A Disciplined Life
12 July – Patience
19 July – Effort
26 July – Concentration
2 Aug – Wisdom
Conquering our Most Harmful Delusion – week of 6 August to week of 27 August 4 weeks
In this course we will find out the real source of all our pain, problems and unhappiness and learn how to control this miserable mind.
9 Aug – The source of all our problems
15 Aug – The biggest obstacle to helping others
22 Aug – How to stop being selfish
30 Aug – Secret of Exchanging Self with others
The Healing Power of Compassion – week of 3 September to week of 24 September 4 weeks
What is empathy and what is compassion? Learn what these special minds are and how to develop them to enrich our daily life.
6 Sept – Developing Empathy
13 Sept – What is Compassion
20 Sept – The supreme inner wealth
27 Sept – All you need is love
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.