CHORLTON MEDITATION CLASSES
Mondays – 8 – 9pm
Tuesdays – 7.30 – 9pm
Wednesdays ‘Soup & Serenity’ – 12.30-1pm
Thursdays ‘Lunchtime’ – 12.30-1pmpm
Thursdays ‘Evening’ Class – 7.30-9pm
Fridays ‘Morning’ Class – 11-12pm
Saturdays ‘Workshops’ Monthly – 2-5pm
Saturdays ‘Childrens’ Class Monthly – 3-4pm
Sundays ‘Meditations for World Peace’ Class – 2-3pm
We run short lunchtime and after work meditations as well as longer morning and evening meditation classes.
Our weekly classes include guided meditations and offer fresh perspectives on our life. They provide an opportunity to pause and reflect on our situation in the light of these perspectives and the opportunity to adopt a more helpful attitude.
The purpose of meditation is to make our mind calm and peaceful.
If our mind is peaceful we shall be free from worries and mental discomfort, and so we shall experience true happiness; but if our mind is not peaceful, we shall find it very difficult to be happy, even if we are living in the very best conditions.
Training in meditation helps us to develop an inner space and clarity that enables us to control our mind regardless of the external circumstances. Gradually we can learn to rely upon peace within our mind and can learn to be happy all the time.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT A CLASS
Each class is fairly self contained and all the meditations are guided so you can attend any class – you do not have to start from the beginning of the series. Participants sit on chairs so no special clothing or equipment is required.
Each class begins with a simple guided meditation to help relax and calm the mind. This is followed by a short talk given by a qualified teacher. Each week different advice is given explaining a different aspect of Buddhist thought and how we can use this understanding to improve our daily lives. Examples of the types of topics are – how to reduce stress, how to remain calm when things go wrong, how to improve relationships and increase confidence.
Our longer classes include an opportunity to discuss and ask questions and conclude with a second guided meditation. At most classes participants are welcome to stay afterwards for refreshments. Everyone can benefit from the classes regardless of experience or religious beliefs.
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