Date: 4/10/2012 12:51 am
Date of event
April 11 - May 16
Location of event
John Braithwaite Community Centre, 145 West 1st Street
When Wednesdays 7:00 – 8:30pm
Teacher Colleen Neely
Classes are suitable for both beginners and experienced meditators. Everyone is welcome. During the classes the teacher will explain how to meditate and will give practical instructions on how to use meditation, and Buddhist understanding to reduce stress and other problems encountered in daily life. The classes are self-contained so you can drop in any week.
This series of talks and meditations shows us how to transform adverse conditions into the spiritual path. This practice is vital since we are constantly surrounded by difficulties, like a candle flame exposed to the wind, blown first from this direction, then from that.
There is no way of avoiding difficult situations, but if we can change our attitude towards them they will no longer be problems for us. Instead of allowing adversities to make us unhappy and discouraged we can use them to enhance our experience of the spiritual path, and thereby maintain a pure and peaceful mind all the time.
April 11 Learning to surf - how to ride the waves of life
April 18 Life as a teacher - learning from everything and everyone
April 25 Why Me? Understanding the play of karma
May 2 A prison of our own making
May 9 It is what it is
May 16 Taking away suffering and giving happiness