When the turbulence of distracting thoughts subsides and our mind becomes still, a deep happiness and contentment naturally arises from within - Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.
This feeling of contentment and well-being helps us cope with the external difficulties and challenges of everyday life.
Meditation can help us connect with that part of ourselves which is deeply peaceful.
By becoming more familiar with this peaceful side to ourselves through meditation, we are able to draw on it all the time: when things get challenging at work; in our relationships; or in the general hurly-burly of everyday life. With practice over time, we can gradually learn to maintain a peaceful, happy and positive mind even in the most difficult circumstances - which makes life a great deal easier for ourselves - and probably more pleasant for those around us!
This day course is designed to help you find and nurture your own mind's potential for peace and stillness. It provides a basis for continuing to practise meditation in your own time at home. And with practice over time, we can gradually learn to maintain a peaceful, happy and positive mind even in the most difficult circumstances.
where: Secretaries Building at the Central Hawke's Bay A and P Show Grounds, entrance from 26 Mitchell Street, Waipukurau
when: saturday, november 26, 10am - 4pm
booking: $60; $30 (unwaged) Note: This includes a delicious vegetarian lunch.
Our teacher for this course is Birgit Saunders. Birgit has been a student of Kadampa Buddhism for the last twelve years, and was appointed as resident teacher of the centre at the beginning of 2020. She brings sincerity, bubbly enthusiasm, and unending kindness to her teaching, and makes dharma practical, relevant and meaningful.