Nov 20, 2017 - Dec 18, 2017
Happy Whatever Happens
Discover how to keep a peaceful and happy mind, no matter how difficult our situation may become. Through applying simple meditation & mindfulness techniques, we can train our mind to stop responding negatively to difficult circumstances, but instead to stay relaxed and learn to deal with difficulties practically, with a peaceful, positive mind. Everyone is welcome.
“If we have to walk across rough and thorny ground, one way of protecting our feet is to cover the whole ground with leather, but this is not very practical. We can achieve the same result in a much simpler way – by covering our feet. Similarly, if we wish to protect ourself from suffering we can either try to change external conditions to make them conform to our wishes, or we can change our mind. Until now we have been trying to change the external conditions, but this clearly has not worked. Now we need to change our mind.”
– Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche – The New Eight Steps to Happiness
Mondays – 7:00pm-8:30pm – Nov 20 · 27 · Dec 11 · 18
Ian Robinson Sport Centre – Merchant Taylors’ Senior Boys School | 186 Liverpool Road | Crosby L23 0QP
Class fee: £5 per class. First class free.
With Buddhist Teacher Catherine Traynor
The classes are self- contained so you can drop in any week. Each class consists of two guided meditations and a Buddhist mindfulness teaching to help us solve our daily problems and find peace and happiness. Beginners welcome. No need to book or bring anything.
Learn to Meditate – drop-in meditation classes
Meditation is a way of calming the mind and developing a positive approach to life. It is easy to do, and something everyone can learn. Through meditation and mindfulness, we can control our feelings and emotions, gain inner strength, let go of stress and start to truly relax. Discover how our mind becomes still when the turbulence of distracting thoughts subside, causing a deep happiness and contentment to naturally arise from within, helping us to cope with the busyness and difficulties of daily life.
This five week series will help bring meditation into your daily life, overcoming negative states of mind and developing genuine inner peace and happiness.
Mondays – 7-8.30pm – Jan 8 · 15 · 22 · 29 · Feb 5