The Centre weekly drop-in class – Tuesdays 7.00 – 8.30pm
This class is also live-streamed and available to view until the start of the next GP Topic.
Venue: Kalpa Bhadra Buddhist Centre, 24 Rugby St, Merivale, Christchurch
There is plenty of parking on the street but please do not park on the neighbours driveways.
Each class includes two guided meditations, a teaching and advice on how to integrate the instructions into our daily life.
Each class is self-contained, join anytime. Booking is not required.
$12 per class. We do not have eftpos so can accept either cash or bank transfer.
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Everybody is welcome
Understanding Karma – week of 13 June to 27 June 3 weeks
‘Why is this happening to me?’ Due to our misunderstanding of karma, we create problems and suffering for ourselves and destroy our own happiness. By purifying our mind and engaging in pure actions, we come to abide in a pure world.
Improving Relationships – week of 4 July to 25 July 4 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.
The Healing Power of Meditation – week of 1 August to 15 August 3 weeks
Discover the power of ancient healing meditations to increase your positive energy, love, compassion, and wisdom, and in this way bring deep inner peace, happiness and meaning to your life. These meditations heal both your body and mind, increase your ability to accept challenges and transform your difficulties into spiritual growth.
Habits of Happy People – week of 22 Aug to 12 Sept 4 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.
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.