Thursday Evening Discussion Group

Event Date: 
Repeats every week until Thu Nov 21 2019 except Thu Oct 31 2019.
October 10, 2019 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
October 17, 2019 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
October 24, 2019 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
November 7, 2019 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
November 14, 2019 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
November 21, 2019 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

 

Discovering Buddhism-How to Meditate

Facilitated by David Gould and Arunas Antanaitis

New Location!

Starting on November 7th, classes will be held at 1287 Coric Avenue, Burlington.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


by Donation

Register online or RSVP at registration@lamayesheling.org

 

Explore the definition and purpose of meditation, how to sit, how to set up a meditation session, different meditation techniques, and how to deal with obstacles to meditation. This six-week program will include teachings, readings, guided meditations and discussions. This is the second course in a 14part series introducing Buddhist meditation and philosophy, called “Discovering Buddhism” offered by the Western Buddhist organization called the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT).

You are welcome to join in at any time and do not need any previous experience in Buddhism to participate in and benefit from this course. As the Dalai Lama says: 

"Don't try to use what you learn from Buddhism to be a better Buddhist; use it to be a better whatever-you-already-are."

Session one

  • What is meditation?
  • How to change negative mind states with meditation
  • Body posture in meditation

Session two

  • Calming the mind
  • The structure of a Explore the definition and purpose of meditation, how to sit, how to set up a meditation session, different meditation techniques, and how to deal with obstacles to meditation

Session three

  • The importance of motivation
  • Buddha Nature

Session four

  • Analytical meditation
  • Stabilizing meditation
  • Equanimity meditation
  • Purification meditation

Session five

  • Dealing with obstacles in meditation
  • Excitement and regret, attachment, dullness or sleepiness, and Depression

Session six

  • Overcoming obstacles to meditation
  • Setting a regular practice

Location

1287 Coric Ave.
Burlington, ON
Canada
Phone: (905)-296-3728