Saturday Classes & Retreats

Saturday Classes & Retreats

Love without Pain

Feb 24 | 10am – 1:00pm
Cost: $24
Supporting members: $12

Love can give rise to great happiness but all too often it seems to lead to pain and suffering. This is because we fail to understand the difference between love and attachment. Love is the source of happiness whereas the pain and sorrow in our relationships arises from our attachment.

In this half-day course, We will learn how to approach our love for our partner, family and friends from a fresh, new perspective by learning how to discriminate clearly between love and attachment. In this way our relationships will become more harmonious, joyful and long-lasting, and function to draw us closer to a state of pure and lasting happiness.

Schedule
10 – 11:15am – Session 1
11:15am – 11:45am – Break
11:45am – 1:00pm – Session 2

Everyone is welcome!

 

Special Retreat: Amitayus Retreat for Long Life, Merit & Wisdom

March 9 | 10am – 12:30pm
Cost: $24
Supporting members: $12

During this mini retreat of guided meditation and gentle silence, you will find the space and time to truly de-stress, disconnect from the distractions and busyness of daily life, and reconnect with a feeling of inner peace and contentment. This short afternoon retreat is accessible to everyone, from complete beginners to more advanced practitioners. We will learn and practice meditations for calming the body and mind. Each session will include brief instruction and guided meditation.

Schedule
10 – 11:00am – Session 1
11am – 11:30am – Break
11:30am – 12:30pm – Session 2

Everyone is welcome!

 

Clear Sky Mind

May 18 | 10am – 12:30pm

Cost: $24
Supporting members: $12

Discover the joyful inner stillness of our mind.

In this short course & retreat we will receive teachings and spend time meditating on the nature of our own mind. Since our mind is what experiences all our thoughts, feelings our mind is responsible for our happiness or lack of happiness. You will be guided through meditations on the nature, function and location of our own mind. Usually we are only connecting with the gross feelings at the surface on our mind.

Through the meditations in this retreat we will be able to connect with the deep inner stillness and peace that can be found within our own mind. We then learn that this peaceful mind, this feeling of happiness is the true nature of our mind and was, is and always will be within us.

Details

Our general program classes include guided meditations, and practical teachings given by Buddha.
These classes are suitable for both beginners and more advanced meditation practitioners
General meditation classes are given as a series, but can also be taken individually.
Chairs and cushions are provided.