Letting Go of Worries

1/2 Day Course – in Waipukurau and Whanganui
DATES: Saturday, 30 September (Waipukurau) and Sunday, 29 October (Whanganui)

TIME: 10 am – 1 pm
with Resident Teacher, Birgit Saunders

Price: $30 or $15 unwaged

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Is it possible to let go of worries? Sometimes it doesn’t feel that way. We find ourselves in situations we can’t seem to control, problems we can’t seem to solve. We are like a dog with a bone, holding on tight, not letting of whatever it is that is bothering us. It seems that there are always many situations in our life and in the world that can give rise to thoughts of worry and anxious feelings.

During this workshop we can learn methods to develop the inner resources and strength to transform these thoughts and feelings into positive minds.

Rather than dwelling on what has happened to us in the past or what may happen to us in the future we can discover how to replace doubts and worry with positive, constructive ways of thinking. Rather than feeling overwhelmed or disempowered we can develop inner confidence based on a realistic view of ourselves, others and the world around us.


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.


Saturday, 30 September:
Central Hawke’s Bay, A and P Showgrounds,
Mitchell Street

Sunday, 29 October:
Whanganui Arts Centre
19 Taupo Quay (Riverside entrance)
Whanganui, 4500

Resident Teacher, Birgit Saunders

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.