INTRODUCTION to MEDITATION
Half Day Course
TEACHER: Julia Anderson
COST: $20 / Free for Members
WHERE: 970 Blanshard Street, Victoria
This half-day course provides a practical introduction to the practice of meditation. It will include explanations of the basic practices of Buddhist meditation, as well as the experience of three different guided meditations and time to answer
The purpose of meditation is to make our mind calm and peaceful. If our mind is peaceful, we will be free from worries and mental discomfort and so we will experience true happiness and relaxation. But if our mind is not peaceful, we will find it very difficult to be happy and relaxed even if we are living in the very best conditions.
9.30-10.30am: Meditation Essentials
10.30-10.45am: Tea Break
10.45-11.30am: Stages and Types of
11.30-11.40: Stretch Break
11.40am-12.30pm: Your Personal Practice
Julia Anderson is the Education Program Coordinator for our Centre and an experienced teacher of Dharma. She is well known for the organization and clarity of her teachings.
Q. Do I need to be a Buddhist to attend?
No. Anyone can learn basic meditation and experience the benefits that come from having a peaceful mind.
Q. Do I need to have any experience?
No. Everyone is welcome, including beginners. All you need is the wish to improve yourself and the quality of your life.
Q. How should I dress?
No special clothing is required, come as you are.
Q. Is there any physical exercise involved?
No. The classes focus on meditation and teachings alone. You can choose to sit on a chair or meditation cushion.
Q. Do I need to book in advance?
No, it is not necessary to book in advance.