Learn to Meditate Part 2; Breathing, the Object of Meditation

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Date: Wednesday 16 August 2017 (19:00 -20:00)
Our three week Learn to Meditate course provides a complete introduction on how to meditate. It is taught by trained and experienced instructors at our well-equipped meditation centre. Wednesday from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Mindfulness meditation provides many benefits – it develops the qualities of stability, clarity and strength of mind. It allows us to live more mindfully and so improves confidence and concentration, and enables us to handle stress better. The Learn to Meditate course will provide tools and practical advice for developing your own mindfulness meditation practice.

Each of the three classes will involve guided meditation instruction, meditation practice, mindful activities and discussion. The course is interactive and communal – we aim to create a learning environment where the instructions become experiential and directly relevant.

This class is the second class in a 3 part series, to introduce the 3 main elements of the meditation practice technique as taught in the Shambhala tradition.

Part 1- Mindfulness of body; introduction to the posture of meditation
Part 2- Breath as the object of meditation; introduction to the object of meditation
Part 3- Mindfulness of mind; introduction to relating with emotions and thoughts

In each of the 3 evenings, a complete meditation instruction will be offered amplifying one of these 3 steps, in order to deepen our personal experience with each aspect and have the chance to ask questions.

It is recommended to attend all 3 sessions, but not required.  This series of classes is free of charge, though we request and welcome donations.