Classes begin with a simple guided meditation exercise to reduce stress, tension, and distractions. This short meditation is followed by a teaching on how to apply Buddhist principles in daily life. This may include topics such as overcoming stress and anxiety, improving relationships, gaining peace of mind, learning to love, and dealing with anger. There is a second guided meditation in which we develop some special thoughts, feelings or intentions that will help guide our mind in daily life.
After the class
After the class there is a chance to enjoy snacks and refreshments while relaxing or discussing the ideas presented in the teaching with others.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to have experience in meditation or Buddhism to attend classes?
No, all you need is the wish to improve yourself and the quality of your mind and your life.
How should I dress for class?
There is no special clothing needed for these meditation classes. You will be sitting comfortably on a chair or cushion.
Do I have to wait for the next series of classes to begin?
No, please feel free to drop in whenever you like. Attending the entire series of classes is highly beneficial as each class builds on the next. However, each class is taught in such a way that if you only attend one class, you will derive benefit from it.
What is the format for each class?
Classes usually begin with a guided meditation. The meditation is followed by a teaching on some aspect of Buddhist meditation and practice. After the teaching there is usually another brief guided meditation as well as a question and answer period.