Establishing a regular practice of meditation, with Clive Holmes
When21 Jul 2018 to 22 Jul 2018
10:00am to 4:00pm
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WhoTeacher: Clive Holmes
Anyone is welcome to attend this event!
Many people want to meditate and relax but good intentions often falter. It is all very well to talk about the benefits of meditation but unless we actually do it, it is like counting other people’s money and calling it our own. The benefits of meditation will not arise without effort and establishing some sense of regularity and prioritisation.
We will develop the kind of motivation to lift our spirits when we are down and also overcome obstacles to our regular practice of meditation. There will be an emphasis on the development of emotional resilience and how to “ride the waves” of whatever weather is presenting itself at the time. Olympic athletes have to train so hard but if we train even a little in awareness, then we can have every day a chance to anchor our wandering mind and restless emotions.
We need to give something in order to receive something. Investment in our daily practice could help us “stand on our own two feet”, and face our life situations with courage without being overwhelmed or losing our focus.
Since January 2015 all our Dharma and meditation courses have been offered without a suggested course fee.
In the Buddhist tradition one practices generosity, or Dana, by making monetary offerings for the teachings. This generosity is not payment for goods or services rendered; it is an offering given freely from the heart in appreciation of the Dharma.
Please read Lama Zangmo's letter for further information.