Meditation and Buddhism Timaru Weekly Classes

MindfulMe, Timaru, South Canterbury
This event is a weekly drop in class.

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.

Everyone is welcome.

Class topics:
Our Amazing Mind –  Week of 4 March to week of 25 March 4 weeks

We can completely change our experience of life by learning how our mind works and using meditation to guide it in a positive direction.

7 Mar – What is the Mind?
14 Mar – Understanding Emotions: Why Do I Feel this Way?
21 Mar – Our Pure Nature: I am not my Delusions
28 Mar – Meditation on the mind itself

Letting Go of Stress and Anxiety – Week of 1 April to week of 29 April 5 weeks

Many people suffer from anxiety and stress at some time or other. Sometimes it is due to stressful work, sometimes due to problems at home, and sometimes due to difficult relationships.

On this course, learn how anxiety and stress, as well as other conditions such as tension, nervousness, worry and depression have their roots in our state of mind and show how we can reduce and eventually overcome these conditions by working on our mind with a combination of meditation and positive thinking.

4 Apr – A temporary relief
11 Apr – Stop Grasping
18 Apr –Stop Don’t Panic
25 Apr – Learning to Look Outwards
2 May – Thinking of 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 practise 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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