Meditation Classes


Beginners
Meditation

Wed: 7pm

No class 4 Oct            Resumes 11 Oct until 6 Dec

 

“Mindfulness is like that – it is the miracle which can call back in a flash our dispersed mind and restore it to wholeness so that we can live each minute of life.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

We meet every Wednesday at 7pm to train our faculty of mindfulness, which enables us to be knowingly present and thus more aware of what is going on in our lives.  Each session is divided between actual practice and discussion time.  Clear meditation instructions will be given to help everybody establish a regular, daily meditation practice.

 

Meditation

Thurs: 10am

No class 5 Oct

Resumes 12 Oct to 30 Dec            

 

 

During this hour we will mediate for 20 minutes and thereafter discuss the different aspects of Buddhist dharma, these meetings will be based on suggestions from the group on what they would like to discuss or want to know about.

No charge.

 

Lojong Mind Training

Tues: 7pm

No class 3 Oct

Resumes 10 Oct to 5 Dec

 

During 2017 we will look at the 59 Lojong Mind Training proverbs as a vehicle to work with our motivations and attitudes during daily life.  In the words of Pema Chödrön, these teachings emphasise that we can use our difficulties and problems to awaken our hearts.  Rather than seeing the unwanted aspects of life as obstacles, we can use them as the raw material necessary for awakening genuine, uncontrived compassion.

 

The Heart of Compassion

Mon: 7pm

Resumes 6 Nov to 4 Dec

 

The 37-fold Practice of a Boddisattva sums up the whole bodhisattva path. Weekly readings will follow the richly reflective and easily accessible explanation of the 37 stanzas of this inspiring ‘poem’ as given by Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche (1910-1991) in 1984, a man widely regarded as one of the foremost poets, scholars, philosophers and meditation masters in Vajrayana Buddhism.

 

Sunday Morning Retreat

Last Sun of month:
9am - 1pm

Next date:  26 Nov

 

A wonderful opportunity to come together and meditate as a sangha. Practitioners of all levels are welcome and the morning alternates between easy going 30 minute meditation sessions, walking meditation and a tea break. We often finish with a short guided compassion practice.

Noble silence is observed throughout the morning but discussion on aspects of meditation or your observations are welcomed.

Cost: R40 for non-member. Members no cost.

 

Tara Rokpa therapy

Alternate Sat

 

Back to Beginnings is a psycho-therapeutic approach with approximately a two year commitment. It involves an in-depth and systematic review of one’s personal life story with a view to understanding its deeper implications for our ways of being and acting in the world. Read more.

 

Mahamudra

1st and 2nd Sunday of the month @ 2pm

 

The group is for students of Tai Situpa’s Ocean of Definitive meaning year 1 group & is open to anyone doing Ngondro.  We will be following the prayers given by Situ Rinpoche which are slightly different from those currently in use and practiced with Pauline’s Ngondro group.  The Mahamudra practice group meet on the first and third Sunday of the month from 2:00pm to 4:30pm

For more info contact Roseanne Turner hershey@mweb.co.za  or  call 071 8977 190