MONDAYS ~ 8:00 - 9:00pm
6, 13, 20 & 27 January 2020
Introduction to Buddhist Meditation
with Clare Callinan and Jeremy Cohen
Clare - 6th and 13th January
Learning meditation – the path to peace
“We come to learn meditation to find a moment of peace and relaxation. Learning the philosophy behind meditation is something to that relates to our mind, our inner selves. It is an effective means to solve our problems in life, particularly those problems caused by our mind or relating to our mental well-being. Overcoming these mentally related problems also helps to overcome physical and externally related problems.” Geshe Doga
Jeremy - 20th and 27th January
Love and Compassion – the path to peace
The practices of love and compassion are the heart of the Buddha’s teachings. They are regarded as the most powerful way of overcoming our own problems as well as being helpful to others. Love and compassion are the direct antidotes to selfishness which is the root of all of our problems. By practising compassion we exchange the focus on our self with focus on others. As soon as we do this our attitude becomes more positive and our life improves. Love and compassion can be generated and increased by identifying and familiarising our mind with their causes: equanimity, recognising other’s kindness and understanding others’ problems. In these sessions we will examine some of the techniques for generating love and compassion and overcoming selfish attitudes.
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.