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Finding Inner Peace: A Retreat
October 9, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:15 pm
Meditation is a method to become familiar with inner peace. The peace is there, within us, waiting to be found; the way we find it is through consistently turning away from distractions and focusing inwards through regular meditation. Even spending 10 minutes every day just focusing on our breath can work … as long as we actually do it. What, every day? The same thing again and again?
We get bored easily. You have now read about 100 words of this post: is part of your mind already off thinking about doing something else? I’m thinking about what picture will go with this post… and now I’m thinking I’m a bit peckish… The reason our mind wanders away from our object of mindfulness is because we get captivated by something new and exciting to fill our thoughts with. For the same reason, we find it hard to sit down and do some meditation every day – ‘I’ve done that loads of times before.’
So how do we prevent ourselves from getting bored with the repetitive nature of our meditation practice? We need to be convinced that what we are holding in our heart is a real source of happiness. Whatever the object of our mindfulness is, check with ourselves ‘what good results will come from maintaining my mindfulness of this?’
Inner Peace, or mental peace, is the source of all our happiness.
Session 1: 10-11:00am
Break: 11:00– 11:15am
Session 2: 11:15am – 12:15pm
Cost: $20 drop-in fee (free for supporting members)
If you register to attend online at least 30 minutes before a class starts, you’ll receive the Zoom link automatically about 20 minutes before the class begins. If you register to attend online less than 30 minutes before, you’ll receive the link shortly after the class begins.
with Kelsang Khacho