Karma Choeling Buddhist Monastery is offering meditation classes in September and October 2018.
Beginner’s meditation class (2 weeks)Sunday morning on 2nd and 9th September.
9.30 -10.45 am, concluding with a cup of tea and discussion.
The class is aimed at beginners and will provide detailed instruction on sitting approaches (cushions, benches, chairs), posture, relaxation, awareness of the body, breathing and setting up a meditation “space”. The aim is to equip beginners with the basis for a stable meditation practice. The format will cover guided sitting meditation interspersed with walking meditation. This class naturally leads into the “Continuing meditation class” (see next).
Continuing meditation class (6 weeks)Sunday morning from 16th September to 21st October.
9.30 -10:45 am, concluding with a cup of tea and discussion.
This guided class will continue and develop the meditation techniques taught in previous classes in 2017 and 2018, as well as introduce students to a wider appreciation of practice and theory of meditation. The format will cover guided sitting meditation, relaxation, and walking meditation.
Intermediate meditation class (6 weeks)Tuesday evenings from 4th September to 16th October.
7pm - 8.15 pm, concluding with a cup of tea and discussion.
The class is suitable for those with some meditation experience, who can sit comfortably for 40 mins and would like to expand their meditation practice experience. You can attend the whole course or individual classes, although the course will progress over the 6 weeks. (Note there will be no class on 18th September).
Please contact the monastery to book your place on any of the courses.
Text 021 227 3881 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Please wear comfortable clothing. Suggested donation per class: $10 waged, $5 unwaged, gold coin donation for 12-18 year olds
InstructorDr Bruce Williamson has been a Buddhist practitioner for 30 years, and has completed the preliminary practices in the Karma Kagyu Tibetan Buddhist tradition guided by Venerable Lama Karma Samten. He has also received the transmissions on Mahamudra from His Eminence Tai Situ Rinpoche during a six-year course at Sherab Ling Monastery in India, and completed all the practices. He is familiar and interested in other meditative traditions, and will bring a wider perspective and experience to his classes.
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