The Path of Meditation
13th June to 04th July | 7pm to 8:30pm
Room 1, The Parkhouse Centre, Bude
Full venue and fees information below
About The Classes
Wk 1: Why Meditate - What is the purpose of meditation? How does it help us solve our day to day problems? Discover how meditation helps us overcome and eventually stop the unhelpful negative states of mind we all experience, replacing them the positive states of mind which guide us towards true, lasting happiness.
Wk 2: Identifying Our Problems - If we know how to identify the source of our problems correctly, and what the actual problem is, we can learn to apply wisdom to overcoming and eventually eradicating all our problems.
Wk 3: Taking The Long View - In a world of quick fixes we can come to appreciate the benefits of true paths to happiness and enjoy life now, whilst aspiring to greater achievements in the future. Learn to enjoy the inner freedom and peace even a simple meditation practice can bring.
Wk 4: In The Direction of Happiness - We desire happiness, but frequently don't know where and how to find it. As a result we can end up simply creating more problems. Discover how to move towards a life which fulfills our potential for pure, everlasting inner peace, joy and contentment.
What Happens in the Classes?
Each class begins with a breathing meditation to help us let go, relax and enjoy some mental space. This is followed by a practical talk on the week's topic; the class finishes with a contemplative meditation to lodge in mind what we've found useful from the class. No need to book, simply turn up any evening you like. Everybody welcome.
Meditation is an effective way to deal with the negative states of mind that cause us to act out of anger, frustration, jealousy and pride. Through meditation and mindfulness techniques we learn to control our mind, rather than allowing our mind to control us.
Anyone can benefit from a meditation practice and so our classes are for the benefit of everyone - the good news is that there is no such thing as someone who cannot meditate! Classes are open to beginners and experienced meditators alike and you will be sure of a very warm welcome into our centre. If you would like to know more about what to expect at a class or about mediation, our website has some very useful information:
We have provisional plans for more meditation classes in Bude on 25th July and 1st August. Check the website to get updates or simply use the link below to join our mail list - be sure to enter "Bude" as your class location on the sign-up form so we know to send you updates about this Branch's classes.
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Our classes are hosted by:
Ashoka Kadampa Buddhist Centre, 33 Sutherland Road, Plymouth, PL4 6BN
- Tel: 01752 224 137
- Registered Charity Number 1082245