Buddhism courses

Mindful emotion - a course in kindness

Buddhism - Introductory series

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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 Sunday 19 May.

'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)

When

10 April 2019  7:00pm-9:15pm
17 April 2019  7:00pm-9:15pm
24 April 2019  7:00pm-9:15pm
1 May 2019  7:00pm-9:15pm
8 May 2019  7:00pm-9:15pm
15 May 2019  7:00pm-9:15pm
19 May 2019  9:00am-4:00pm
22 May 2019  7:00pm-9:15pm
29 May 2019  7:00pm-9:15pm

Cost

$240 - full
$160 - low income

Location

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The Auckland Buddhist Centre

381 Richmond Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland

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