English Meditation Class
Tuesdays 7 – 8:30 pm with Gen Shenyen
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We all want to live a fulfilled and meaningful life. Essentially, this means finding a way to be happy.
Often we look for joy and happiness outside ourselves. We hope that certain people or circumstances will give us the pleasant feelings we long for.
The Buddhist view, however, is completely different: our happiness does not depend on conditions outside of us, but on what is going on in our mind. If we are agitated, anxious or depressed, we experience the world around us in exactly this way. If our state of mind is positive, confident and joyful, we experience everything in that light.
Through meditation we learn to recognise and gradually abandon the states of mind that we suffer from, and to deepen and maintain the states of mind that make us happy.
In each meditation we contemplate and meditate on a particular theme, which positively transforms our mind. We discover a source of deep joy and fulfilment, within ourselves. By then connecting this experience to our daily lives, each day gains deep meaning.
6 September – Recognizing how every day is precious
13 September – Contemplating our death enriches our life
20 September – What comes after death?
4 October – Karma: Creating the cause for happiness
11 October – Finding inner protection from suffering
25 October – The courage to face our suffering
These meditation classes are open to everyone interested in meditation and in solving their problems.
Each evening offers the opportunity to follow guided meditations and listen to a teaching on how to practically improve our mind to find real happiness in our daily life.
The teachings are based on the books of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, who presents Buddha’s ancient wisdom in a modern day presentation, suitable for everyone to understand and practice.
At the end of the class there is time for discussion and questions.
Treat yourself to the peace and fulfillment meditation can offer.
Everyone is welcome!