How to Transform Your Life
DATE: Sunday 18 February, 2024
TIME: 10 am – 1 pm
Cost: $30 ($15 unwaged)
Unfortunately this class has been cancelled.
ABOUT THIS COURSE
Does it feel as if your life is getting busier and busier and it becomes harder and harder to keep your mind peaceful and calm?
In the book How to Transform Your Life by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso we are told that when the turbulence of our distracting thoughts subsides, and the mind becomes still, a deep happiness and contentment naturally arises from within. This feeling of contentment and well-being helps us cope with the busyness and difficulties of daily life. So much of the stress and tension we normally experience comes from the mind.
By doing breathing meditation for ten or fifteen minutes, we are able to reduce this stress. We will experience a calm, spacious feeling in the mind, and many of our usual problems will fall away. Difficult situations will become easier to deal with, we will naturally feel warm and well disposed towards others, and our relationships with others will gradually improve.
In this course Birgit will teach and guide us through some simple breathing meditations that will help us to keep our mind peaceful and calm, however busy our life gets.
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.