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Meditation & Buddhism Merivale Weekly Classes

Meditation & Buddhism Merivale Weekly Classes

When:

  • Tue 29 Jan ’19, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Tue 5 Feb ’19, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Tue 12 Feb ’19, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Tue 19 Feb ’19, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Tue 26 Feb ’19, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Tue 5 Mar ’19, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Tue 12 Mar ’19, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Tue 19 Mar ’19, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Tue 26 Mar ’19, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Tue 2 Apr ’19, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Tue 9 Apr ’19, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Tue 16 Apr ’19, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Tue 23 Apr ’19, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Tue 30 Apr ’19, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Tue 7 May ’19, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Tue 14 May ’19, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Tue 21 May ’19, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Tue 28 May ’19, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Tue 4 Jun ’19, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Tue 11 Jun, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Tue 18 Jun, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Tue 25 Jun, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Tue 2 Jul, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Tue 9 Jul, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Tue 16 Jul, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Tue 23 Jul, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Tue 30 Jul, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Tue 6 Aug, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Tue 13 Aug, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Tue 20 Aug, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Tue 27 Aug, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Tue 3 Sep, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Tue 10 Sep, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Tue 17 Sep, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Tue 24 Sep, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Tue 1 Oct, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Tue 8 Oct, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Tue 15 Oct, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Tue 22 Oct, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Tue 29 Oct, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
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Where:

Kalpa Bhadra Buddhist Centre, 24 Rugby St, Christchurch

Restrictions:

All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Suggested donation per class: $12.00

This event is a weekly drop in class.

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.

With Resident Teacher Kelsang Luma. Everyone is welcome.

Class topics:
The Path to Compassion – week of 12 August to week of 16 September 6 weeks.

What is compassion? Learn how to develop this heartfelt mind so you can really benefit others.

13 Aug – Overcoming our obsessive self-concern
20 Aug – What is empathy?
27 Aug – What is compassion?
3 Sept – Taking away the suffering of others
10 Sept – Giving others real happiness
17 Sept – Developing a supreme inner peace

Dealing with Distractions – week of 23 September to week of 30 September 2 weeks.

Do you get distracted easily and feel that life is slipping away in meaningless things. Learn how to stay focused and develop a powerful mind.

24 Sept – What is distraction?
1 Oct – Dealing with distractions

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.

8 Oct – A silent mind
15 Oct – Mindfulness
22 Oct – Enhancing mindfulness
29 Oct – Concentration in our daily life

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.

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