4 Week Course: Tuesdays 6:30pm to 8pm online, beginning Feb 8
In times of so much uncertainty in the world around us, can meditation provide something more reliable? That’s pretty much what the Buddha taught, and what we will explore and practice during this course.
Mindfulness of the Breathing Body, (or just Mindfulness of Breathing), is a beautifully simple and deeply transformative practice, where we use the sensations of breathing to ground our awareness in the body, so that we can open to the events of everyday life with more spaciousness, clarity and sensitivity.
The Metta Bhavana, or Cultivation of Loving Kindness, is a powerful meditation practice that teaches us how to bring a friendly, kind, curious attention to ourselves and to other people, and to whatever arises in our experience, softening harsh self-criticism and judgment and bringing a sense of ease and openness to our participation in the world.
Practicing these and other meditations in class and at home, we can begin to recognize our conditioning without letting it drive us, allowing space for new possibilities to emerge. Gradually our relationship with ourselves and others and the world around us becomes easier, more appreciative and attentive.
This is a friendly, practical, easy to follow four-week course. Ideally you will be able to attend at least 3 of the 4 classes. There will be led meditations each evening with time for questions and sharing our discoveries in a safe and welcoming space.
Suitable for complete beginners to meditation as well as anyone wishing to refresh their practice.
Please register by 5pm Mon Feb 7 and we will send you the zoom link to join the course.
To register: enter the amount you wish to donate in the Event Donation box and click add to cart. Suggested donation is $120 to $90. Donations are very much appreciated but if you are experiencing financial difficulties please feel free to enter a lower amount or enter 0 and click 'pay later' on the payment page. (If you don't click "pay later" the registration may not go through.)