Classes in Okotoks

Classes in Okotoks

Everyone is welcome!

Location:
Okotoks Public Library,
23 Riverside Drive,
Okotoks, Alberta
T1S 1A6
 

The meditation classes explain Buddhist meditation, ideas, and practice. They combine guided meditation with practical spiritual advice that you can apply immediately to relieve stress and solve problems in your life. Everyone is welcome. The classes are suitable for both beginners and more experienced meditators.

Living Lightly with Meditation

Mondays

5-Week Series ~ Monday Evening Classes

May 27 – Jun 24  | 7:00 – 8:15pm
Cost:
Each class: $15 drop-in fee or 5 classes: $60 
Free for supporting members
with Jason Barlow

Why meditate ?

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. By training in meditation we can gradually learn to stay peaceful all the time, even in the most difficult circumstances.

If we practise meditation we will experience a calm, spacious feeling in the mind, and many of our usual problems will fall away. Difficult situations will become easier to deal with, we will naturally feel warm and well disposed towards other people, and our relationships with others will gradually improve.

Everyone welcome!

Relax & Refresh

Half Day Retreat

Saturday | July 20

Fee: $30 | supporting members free

Venue: Okotoks Public Library
Time: 10:30am – 12:45pm

with Jason Barlow

Take time out to relax and unwind your mind with a special breathing meditation.

Together with basic breathing meditations, you will learn a special breathing meditation known as the OM AH HUM meditation. This meditation combines the breathing with a simple mantra recitation. Mantra actually means “mind protection”, and internally chanting these sacred sounds can bring peace and healing. Join us as we learn how to incorporate this simple, powerful form of practice into our daily lives. Each session will consist of clear instruction followed by guided meditation.
Everybody welcome!

Schedule:
Session 1: 10.30 – 11:30am
Break: 11.30 – 11.45pm
Session 3: 11:45 – 12:45

There will an opportunity to ask questions.

Mental Wellness & Happiness

Half Day Retreat

Saturday | August 24

Fee: $30 | supporting members free

Venue: Okotoks Public Library
Time: 10:30am – 12:45pm

with Kelsang Khacho

Take time out to enjoy a relaxing meditation retreat in the heart of Okotoks. Buddhist nun Kelsang Khacho will lead you in two relaxing sessions of meditations and practical advice for a happy life.

This sequence of meditations is simple, yet can have a deep impact on your mental and physical health. For centuries these instructions have been practiced in the east and were shown to bring peace, happiness and healing.

In this retreat, Buddhist nun, Kelsang Khacho will explain and guide beautiful Buddhist meditation methods. Through practising these meditations regularly, you will unlock the inner potential to heal your mind. This can also bring physical benefits as our mind becomes more relaxed and positive.

You will learn how to:

  • Uncover your inner energy
  • Cleanse and purify your mind
  • Become happier, calmer with more compassion

Schedule:
Session 1: 10.30 – 11:30am
Break: 11.30 – 11.45pm
Session 3: 11:45 – 12:45

There will an opportunity to ask questions.

Wake-Up Smiling

Sept 9 – Sept 23
Time: 11:00am – 12:15pm
Cost: $15 per class | $48 for the series
(free for supporting members)
 

Learn effective meditations that enable you to greet each day feeling positive and inspired. Discover how it is possible to turn every encounter into an opportunity to deepen your appreciation of life and the people around you.

With Buddha’s wisdom, we can start to look at life with a different perspective, a wisdom perspective. This wisdom insight brings us energy and joy. Instead of looking at the world in an ordinary way, we can wake up smiling every day ready to meet the opportunities of the day.

Everyone is welcome!

Sept 9 – Believing in potential for happiness
Sept 16 – Becoming the best self we can be
Sept 23 – Meeting the world of opportunity

Join Kelsang Khacho as we meditate and contemplate on Buddhist wisdom that will increase our love and compassion for others.

This class is based on the books How to Understand the Mind and How to Transform Your Life.

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