Meditations on the Lamrim

 

An image of Atisha with the test: Lamrim, The Stages of the Path

‘If we train in meditation our mind will gradually become more and more peaceful and we shall experience purer and purer forms of happiness.

Eventually we shall able to stay happy all the time,even in the most difficult circumstances.’

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

The cover picture of the book: New Meditation Handbook

Tuesdays, 7:00 – 8:00 pm

with Kellie McNabb and Edward Knight

$12

 

In recent years, meditation has gained considerable recognition as an effective means to reduce stress and improve our quality of life.

Beyond this, Buddhist practitioners down the ages have understood that there are even more profound and far-reaching benefits available to those who engage sincerely in this ancient spiritual practice.

Our series presents a sequence of 21 meditation topics which together form the Buddhist path to ultimate happiness.

Each week we will explore, contemplate and meditate on Buddha’s teachings relating to one of these meditation objects.

We will learn how, by understanding the meaning that underlies each meditation, we can gradually attain ever-deeper levels of contentment, peace and joy.

Classes are based on The New Meditation Handbook, which provides a useful companion text to the series.

Each class is self-contained, although presented in the overall context of the 21-meditation cycle so you may drop in as and when you’d like.

The class format includes a brief talk introducing the meditation topic, a guided meditation, and suggestions on how we can carry what we have learned into our daily life.