Making Every Moment Meaningful
Five-week series starting Wednesday 1st August 2018, 7 – 8:30pm and Three-week series starting Sunday 19th August, 11am – 12.30pm
“By meditating on the great value and rarity of our precious human life we will develop a spontaneous and continuous desire to take full advantage of it.”
Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche
This inspiring course will help us to appreciate the great value of our human opportunity and become motivated to extract the most meaning from our life.
Based on this understanding we will look at simple and practical teachings found within Buddhism that help us to transform every aspect of our life into part of our spiritual path.
What does the class entail?
Each class consists of a breathing meditation to settle the mind, a short talk exploring an aspect of training in mindfulness and a second meditation based on the ideas raised. The session concludes with some take away advice that can be practised beyond the sessions allowing the benefits to pervade our life.
Do I have to attend all 5-weeks/3-weeks?
No, each class is self-contained and can be attended on a drop-in basis. However, it is beneficial if possible to attend the entire series of classes.
What will be covered each week?
Wed 1 August/Sun 19 August – Seeing Our life as precious
Learn about the preciousness, value and rarity of the opportunity we are presented with and how to use this awareness to motivate us to make the most of each moment of our life.
Wed 8 August/Sun 26 August – Being Mindful of Impermanence
By learning to live with a recognition of impermanence we can overcome distraction and prevent our self from wasting our precious human life.
Wed 15 August/ Sun 2 September – Creating Positive Karma
Every moment we are creating causes and these will eventually give rise to various effects. By learning to create positive karma moment by moment we can ensure a happy future and make the most of now.
Wed 22 August – Living with a loving heart
Learn to develop and maintain a warm heart and a feeling of being close to others which will help us to make our interactions more meaningful and satisfying.
Wed 29 August – Dissolving difficulties with wisdom
This last class will explore how by being mindful of Buddha’s wisdom teachings we can dissolve away all problems and difficulties.