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Monday Evenings, 7pm - 9pmSummer Dates TBD
In this six-week course we will introduce the art of Buddhist meditation and the core principles of Buddhism. Meditation is the systematic development of higher states of awareness and a deeper experience of kindness and compassion. Two simple meditation techniques will be covered: one focuses on the development of a tranquil and concentrated mind; the other on the cultivation of friendliness and goodwill towards ourselves and other living beings. We will also explore some of the core principles of Buddhism and how they can meaningfully effect the way we live. Some of the topics covered will include the Four Noble Truths, the Noble Eightfold Path and their practical applications in today's world. The fee for the class is $90, although all are welcome regardless of ability to pay.
This course is suitable for the newcomer, aged 18 or over, who has had little or no experience with meditation or Buddhism.
See below for how to register for this class.
Sunday May 5th10am - 4:30pm
"No matter what state dawns at this moment, can there be just that? Not a movement away, an escape into something that will provide what this state does not provide... Just completely, unconditionally listening to what's there now." - Toni Packer
Join Padmadharini on this day where we'll explore how to embrace and listen to our actual experience as it arises in each moment. In doing this, we discover how to touch the pure essence of what's unfolding, and the freedom that can be known through that. We'll engage in a more insightful way of working within experience through meditation, enquiry, silence, and the simple ordinariness of our moment-to-moment experience.
You'll leave the retreat with greater confidence in how to move towards what you are experiencing, and will begin to experience qualities of awareness that are always with you, and that transcend habitual self-centredness.
Padmadharini has many years experience with meditation, and brings a dynamic and interactive quality to her teaching.
Suggested donation $40, no need to register. Bring vegetarian food to share for a potluck lunch.
We ask that prospective students register for classes so that we can get a sense of interest level - we need a minimum number signed up to run a class, but we also only will enroll a maximum number to make the class more enjoyable for those participating. Classes often do fill up. Here's how to register: 1. Either e mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on (801) 872-8332 2. Send a non-refundable deposit of $25 to Seattle Buddhist Center, 12056 15th Ave NE, Unit C-2, Seattle, WA 98125. Make checks out to "Seattle Buddhist Center". Be sure to include your name and e mail address with your check so we can confirm your reservation. Space is limited. Your deposit secures your place in the class.
All are welcome regardless of ability to pay. If you cannot afford the full deposit please email us and we will work with you to find an affordable arrangement.