Buddhism - Introductory series

Mindful emotion - a course in kindness

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In this eight week course we will explore different ways of cultivating mindful emotion in our lives. We will emphasise the importance of the heart from a Buddhist perspective and introduce you to a variety of meditations to help bring more kindness, compassion and positive emotion into your daily life.

We will be using a book called 'Mindful emotion' by Dr Paramabandhu Groves and Dr Jed Shamel as our guide and this will be included as part of the course material.

Suitable for both beginners and those with some experience in meditation, including those who have attended our Life with full attention course. It will also includes a one day silent retreat from 9am-4pm on Saturday 14 July.

'May all be happy and feel secure.
May all beings become happy in their heart of hearts!
And think of every living being
without exception: the weak and the strong,
from the smallest to the largest,
whether you can see them or not,
living nearby or far away,
beings living now or yet to arise –
May all beings become happy
in their heart of hearts!
May no one deceive or look down
on anyone anywhere, for any reason.
Whether through feeling angry
or through reacting to someone else,
may no one want another to suffer.'

From 'The Karaniya Metta Sutta'
(A translation by Ratnaprabha)


13 June 2018  7:00pm-9:15pm
20 June 2018  7:00pm-9:15pm
27 June 2018  7:00pm-9:15pm
4 July 2018  7:00pm-9:15pm
11 July 2018  7:00pm-9:15pm
14 July 2018  9:00am-4:00pm
18 July 2018  7:00pm-9:15pm
25 July 2018  7:00pm-9:15pm
1 August 2018  7:00pm-9:15pm


$240 - full
$160 - low income

Caring for each other's health

Before attending, please read our current Covid Guidelines. This is part of how we practice together.


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