1/2 Day Course
DATE: Sunday, 11 June
TIME: 10 am – 1 pm
with Resident Teacher, Birgit Saunders
ABOUT THIS EVENT
Happiness is something that each one of us has the potential to experience, but often our habitual ways of thinking take us in the opposite direction. Is attaining happiness really all that complicated? Does ‘success’ actually depend how we look, what we wear or own, the position we hold, or what someone else thinks about us?
In this workshop we will learn about some of the habits of happy people that will enrich our life’s experience. We will explore several meditations and ways of thinking that uplift the mind and how by carrying these with mindfulness into our day we can maintain a light, joyful attitude whatever life throws our way.
WHAT TO EXPECT
These classes are based on Buddha’s teachings on the mind, but you do not need to be a Buddhist to attend, or to benefit from them. There is no physical exercise involved and you can choose to sit either in a chair or on a cushion. These classes are suitable for all levels of experience.
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.