7:30pm - 9:00pm
May 3 Believing We Can Change
May 10 Why are Habits Hard to Break
May 17 The Power of Intention
May 24 Overcoming Discouragement and Procrastination
May 31 Insecurity vs Confidence
June 7 The Power of Joy
June 14 Imagination and Our Potential
About the Series:
Without a clear vision of what is possible and methods to accomplish our true potential, it is difficult to make the most of our life and be of greatest benefit to others. Buddha’s teachings on the mind give us the confidence to change by showing us how our mind works, where it gets stuck and what to do about it. Meditation gives us the practical methods to bring this change about. Join us for this 7-week course where we will explore the practices and meditations within Buddhist psychology that can help us to become the person we wish to be!
June 28 – September 6
In this introductory class designed especially for beginners, you will learn basic meditation practices and the Buddhist approach to training the mind. An emphasis will be placed on learning how to begin a meditation practice at home, and how to integrate the very practical teachings of Buddhism into your life.
Learn the practice of mindfulness in relationship to the breath. A simple, practical method designed to create a sense of inner stillness and contentment by abiding peacefully with our own breath.
June 28 Breathing Peace
July 5 Purifying the Mind
July 12 Deepening Concentration
The Nature of the Mind
This sublime meditation is a deeply relaxing, spacious, and profoundly illuminating meditation. Through it we gain deep insight into the flexible and limitless nature of our own mind.
July 19 Inner Light: Relaxing the Body and Mind
July 26 Watching the Mind: Learning to Let Go
August 2 No Class – Summer Festival in the UK
August 9 Living and Meditating in the Heart
Compassion & Loving Kindness
Learn special ways of thinking that will transform your mind into love and compassion. These practices evoke a positive shift in our state of mind, benefitting our relationships, and contributing to peace and positivity in our troubled world.
August 16 A Good Heart
August 23 Cultivating Compassion
August 30 Love Heals, Attachments Hurts
September 6 Taking & Giving
What to Expect at a Class:
Our Wednesday evening introductory meditation class begins with a guided meditation, followed by a talk on a certain topic (listed above), and ends with another guided meditation. Class is followed by refreshments and time to chat with the teacher and other students. Everyone is welcome. No previous experience is necessary.