DATE: Sunday 2 June, 2024
TIME: 10 am – 1 pm
Cost: $30 ($15 unwaged)
ABOUT THIS COURSE
Do you think too much about things and find it hard to switch off? With everything that is going on in our life and in the world, it is easy to start overthinking things. This can become overwhelming – our mind is darting from one thing to another, dwelling on and obsessing about things and sometimes we are so stressed we feel as if we are ‘stuck’. It is easy to feel troubled by everything that we see in the world, and upset by the difficulties that we’re dealing with daily. Times of change and uncertainty can be unsettling, but they also can become transformative. By learning to accept and embrace change, we free our mind from fear and anxiety and can cultivate wisdom views that help us keep calm and positive amidst the uncertainty of our lives.
In this workshop we’ll learn simple methods that can help us gain more control over how we think and feel so that we can face life without overthinking too much and have a stronger, more positive and more peaceful mind.
Coffee, tea and snacks are provided.
Amitabha Kadampa Buddhist Centre
174 Albert Street, Palmerston North
Phone: 06 355-3524
Birgit Saunders, Resident Teacher of Amitabha Kadampa Buddhist Centre
Birgit has been a student of Kadampa Buddhism since arriving in New Zealand over twelve years ago. She began teaching with Kadampa Meditation Centre in Wellington where she was also Admin Director (AD) for three years.
Since moving to Palmerston North in 2016 she worked closely with Gen Kelsang Demo as the Education Programme Co-ordinator (EPC) for the Centre and teaching classes in Dannevirke, Feilding, at the Cancer Society and Massey University, while also working at the Cancer Society.
Birgit was appointed Resident Teacher of Amitabha Kadampa Buddhist Centre at the beginning of 2020, and brings sincerity, bubbly enthusiasm and kindness to her teaching. She is always looking for ways to make Dharma practical, relevant and meaningful so that students are able to see how to use Dharma and meditation to make positive changes in their lives.