MONDAYS ~ 8:00 - 9:00pm

Introduction to Buddhist Meditation

with Ashvini Shekhar
(from December 5th 2022)
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One of the many interesting things about modern psychology is the interest in mindfulness. From a Buddhist perspective being mindful is important but this should be tempered by increasing our ability to focus on our inner thoughts and as important being able to switch off.

In modern life the ability to rest the mind is difficult without knowing how.

Come along and learn about some of the Buddhist techniques to bring inner peace and happiness that is long lasting and effective.

Mark is a senior student at Tara Institute and has been keenly teaching about Buddhist philosophy for several years.

A facility fee is requested ($5 - current financial members free) to help cover administration costs. Just turn up at 7:50pm

 

The atmosphere on Monday nights is relaxed and open and people are welcome to join us for one or all of these sessions this month. No need to register; just come along.

 

with Mark Fernandes
(from January 9th 2023)

“If you would like to be selfish, you should do it in a very intelligent way. The stupid way to be selfish is seeking happiness for ourselves alone. The intelligent way to be selfish is to work for the welfare of others.” HH The Dalai Lama

Whether we are religious or not, we can all see some value in the altruistic wish to benefit others. Remarkably, from the Buddhist point of view, this altruistic mind is also the best way to benefit ourselves.

In pursuing our own self-interest in this way – caring about others over ourselves – we are led to a genuine and unwavering inner happiness.

This month on Monday nights, we will delve into how altruism can be the foundation of a happy and meaningful life and explore techniques to strengthen this attitude.