Learn to Meditate 8 Week Series
You may drop-in to all or any of the classes, as they are self contained, no previous experience to attend each class offered twice a month from September to December.
Class dates and meditations in the series are:
Class 1 September 4 Inner Peace & Pure Light
Class 2 September 18 Inner Peace & Inspiration
Class 3 October 9 Inner Peace & Body of Light
Class 4 October 23 Body of Light & Clarity
Class 5 November 6 Body of Light & Root Mind
Class 6 November 20 Pure Light & Cherishing love
Class 7 December 4 Pure Light & Taking on Others Suffering
Class 8 December 18 Pure Light & Giving Happiness to Others
Our Meditations for a Happy Life class is a perfect opportunity to learn different meditations and the basics of a meditation practice, derived from ancient Buddhist Teachings in a modern presentation. Each class is lead by Gen Kelsang Rigden, the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Centre Winnipeg and includes two guided 20-minute guided meditations and instructions that can easily be integrated into daily life.
This 8 class drop in series, 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. There will be time for Questions and Answers during each class and time for tea and discussion after class. Chairs will be available bring your favourite cushion if you prefer to sit on the ground.
Our classes will closely mirror the meditations found on the following meditation CDs (available for purchase at each class):
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.
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.
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.