The 'winter warmers' series is part of our yearly cycle of classes. Each year, Demo goes to the UK for some (super) serious and intensive teacher training - and then stays for the special teachings and blessings at the Summer Festival at the Manjushri Centre in the Lake District. Over this time, students who attend study classes during the year have the opportunity to guide the general classes back here at home (in Palmerston North and Whanganui) and share their insights into how we can use meditation and Buddha's teachings to develop peaceful minds and warm hearts.
This year the teachings are drawn from the Kadampa Living Meditation Series. This series provides a comprehensive introduction to meditation, offering guidance at all levels for deepening our meditation practice. The series gives us the chance to become more familiar with some simple (but profound!) meditations to relax body and mind, find inner peace, achieve mental clarity, and develop a kind and compassionate attitude towards others.
The series also aims to help us develop and sustain our own meditation practice - so it is very practical in its focus. (The meditations are available on CD, and you will be able to purchase these at the classes, if you feel that they would be useful in helping you with your own meditation practice at home.)
Palmerston North: Wednesdays 7.00 - 8.30pm
Improving and Enjoying Meditation with Jan McPherson June : 20 : 27 and July : 4
Meditations for a Warm and Happy Heart with Malcolm Todd, Kelsang Phunwang and Roy Meeking July : 11 : 18 : 25
A Clear and Peaceful Mind with Birgit Saunders Aug : 1 : 8 : 15
Whanganui: Thursdays 6.00 - 7.30pm
Improving and Enjoying Meditation with Dale Pryme June : 21 : 28
Meditations for a Warm and Happy Heart with Virag July : 5 : 12
A Clear and Peaceful Mind with Marion Taylor July : 19 : 26