Meditation Half-Day Courses 2017
All held at Amitabha Buddhist Centre, Bishopston, Bristol
Everyone is welcome to attend these short courses where we take time out to relax and reflect on practical advice based on Buddha’s teachings.
Whilst the topics vary, the emphasis is on how we can use what we learn in our daily life to improve our mind and benefit those around us.
All courses are led by experienced meditation teachers and include guided meditations, teachings and chance for discussion. The suggested donation is £8 which includes refreshments. Some courses are free or reduced. No one is turned away for lack of funds.
Booking is recommended – email or ring to reserve a space (but you can turn up on the day!)
Improving Meditation ~ Sunday 18 June, 10.30 – 1.30
In ‘How to Understand the Mind’ Geshe Kelsang Gyatso says, ‘The main function of concentration is to make our mind peaceful, when our mind is free from the turbulence of distracting conceptions it becomes calm and smooth… Concentration gives us the freedom to accomplish whatever we wish for.’ On this half day course we will have the opportunity to learn practical techniques to improve our concentration through meditation, and to increase our motivation to become free from distractions.
Improving Self-Confidence ~ Saturday 1 July, 10.30 – 1.30
You have UNLIMITED potential for happiness. And you can create this with your own mind! This short course explains how, rather than focusing on our current limited view of ourselves, we can instead relate to our limitless potential.
Peace is Possible ~ Saturday 8 July, 10.30 – 1.30
In this half day course we have the opportunity to learn how to create the causes for inner peace. In Transform your Life Geshe Kelsang Gyatso says ” Happiness and suffering are states of mind and so their main causes cannot be found outside the mind. The real source of happiness is inner peace. If our mind is peaceful, we shall be happy all the time, regardless of external conditions…”
Urban Retreat ~ Saturday 15 July, 10.30 – 1.30
One morning: inner peace in the inner city. A time for reflection and relaxation, a chance to unwind and enjoy simple guided meditations to refresh body and mind ~ held in the tranquil setting of our beautiful meditation room.
Summer teaching break – classes and courses will start again at end of August.