Meditate in Brandon
BEGINNING WED., SEPT. 5
Suitable for everyone, these drop-in classes provide a comprehensive introduction to meditation, offering guidance at all levels for developing and deepening your meditation practice. Learn meditations to relax body and mind, find inner peace, achieve mental clarity, and develop a kind and compassionate attitude towards others.
Our “Simply Meditate” class is a perfect opportunity to learn different meditations and the basics of a meditation practice. Each class includes two guided 15-minute meditations and instructions that can easily be integrated into daily life.
These drop-in classes, suitable for beginners and experienced meditators alike, help us discover the profound benefits of engaging in meditation and enable us to develop a naturally peaceful, calm and happy mind.
Our classes will closely mirror the meditations found on the following meditation CDs:
Meditations for Relaxation
The first is a basic breathing meditation that helps to disengage the mind from the busyness of everyday life and create a special feeling of inner peace. The second combines mindfulness of the breath with visualization, or creative imagination, and leads to a deep feeling of inner calm and purity. The third is a special breathing meditation that combines mindfulness of the breath with the recitation of mantra.
Meditations for a Clear Mind
The first meditation lays the foundation for meditating on the mind by helping to temporarily overcome physical appearances. The second introduces us to the clarity of our mind, and the third is a meditation on our root mind.
Meditations for a Kind Heart
The first is a meditation on cherishing others – thinking that others are important, and that their happiness and freedom are important. The second is a practical meditation on compassion – the sincere wish to protect others from suffering. The third is a practical meditation on love – the sincere wish to give happiness to others.
Love, Desire, and Possessiveness
There is nothing wrong with desire; however, uncontrolled desire is very painful. In this course we will explore methods to increase our good heart of love while reducing the jealousy, possessiveness and attachment that can wreak havoc on our relationships.
Free Lunchtime Meditation
Wednesday lunchtime, 12:45 – 1:15pm
@ Brandon University
Elephant Room (3rd floor, Knowles Douglas building)
270 18th Street
Relax, Refresh, and Destress!
Try our 30-minute meditations to cultivate inner peace through a guided practice. Then you can enjoy the rest of your day with an inspired and positive mind. With regular practice these meditations help us to experience inner peace and mental clarity, and to increase our love and compassion for others.
All classes are taught by Buddhist nun Kelsang Rigden, Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Centre Winnipeg.
Kelsang Rigden is an ordained teacher of Modern Buddhism. She was requested by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche to teach at Kadampa Meditation Centre in Winnipeg. Ordained as a Buddhist nun in 2004, Kelsang Rigden has been teaching Buddhism and meditation in Canada, the US, and Barbados for over 16 years.