Meditation Retreat on Patience
Saturday 16 November, 10am-3.30pm
With patience, we can accept any pain that is inflicted upon us and we can easily endure our usual troubles and indispositions. With patience, nothing upsets our peace of mind and we do not experience problems. With patience, we maintain an inner peace and tranquility that allows spiritual realizations to grow.
When we are meditating on patience, we can use many different lines of reasoning to help us overcome our tendency to retaliate. For example, we can contemplate that if someone were to hit us with a stick, we would not get angry with the stick, because it was being wielded by the attacker and had no choice.
In the same way, if someone insults us or harms us, we should not get angry with him, because he is being manipulated by his deluded minds and also has no choice.
Join us for this special retreat and train in improving your patience.
Letting Go of Past
Saturday 23 November, 2-5pm
On this course, we will look at special meditation techniques to free our mind from the negativity of resentment, holding us back from moving on. Each moment is a new opportunity to create the future we want to experience.
Peaceful Mind Peaceful World
Saturday 7 December, 2-5pm
‘Only by creating peace within our own mind and helping others do the same can we hope to achieve peace in this world’
Let go of all the stresses of 2019 and connect to a peaceful mind ready to welcome in a New Year.
Meditation retreat on developing a kind heart
Saturday 14 December, 10am-1pm
A kind heart is a special mental attitude that cherishes other people at least as much as we cherish ourselves. During this short retreat we will explore how we can develop more altruistic ways of thinking, and learn two simple meditations to grow our kind heart that can be practised by anyone.
These meditations help to develop greater peace of mind and happiness, and to improve our relationships with others through learning to cherish others.
An alternative New Year’s Eve
Tuesday 31 December, 8pm-12.30am
Join us for delicious vegetarian canapes and non-alcoholic drinks and be inspired with a reflective talk and uplifting meditation with Buddhist nun Gen-la Kelsang Kunsang. Before midnight we will engage in beautiful chanted prayers to Tara, the Buddha of Wisdom, and see in the New Year with a powerful mantra dedicated to world peace.