Painful emotions such as anger, jealousy, and resentment are exhausting, leaving us feeling unhappy and confused. They create endless problems in our personal lives and in society.
These classes will look at the refreshing and positive approach offered by Buddhist meditation, showing us how to enjoy real freedom from these painful states of mind. We will develop genuine patience, acceptance, compassion and forgiveness in our hearts that will help us move on and accomplish our deepest wish for inner and outer peace.
The classes are organized as short courses, usually 3 to 5 weeks long. Each class is self-contained, so feel free to drop-in for one or more. You do not need to pre-register.
The classes are suitable for both beginners and more experienced meditators. Chairs are provided for your comfort. At some venues you have the choice to sit on a chair or in the traditional meditation posture on cushions on the floor.
Each class begins with guided breathing meditation, to help settle the mind, let go of distractions and cultivate inner peace. At some classes a short prayer called The Liberating Prayer is sung; we can join in and recite it if we wish.
The Teacher will then give a practical teaching which will focus on how we can integrate Buddha’s timeless wisdom into our busy daily lives.
The class will finish with a concluding meditation to help us take the teaching to heart. There is also an opportunity to ask questions and have refreshments.