March 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 | with Richard Brown
In this fast-paced, changing world we just need to stand still to feel left behind. It is easy to lose our meaning, certainty and purpose in the digital frenzy which engulfs us. But it does not have to be like this. With practical meditation, ideally suited to our modern world, we can regain our footing and stay happy and confident whatever is happening around us. With little effort we can all learn to shelter our mind, find mental peace and in this way stay ahead of the curve.
ABOUT THE TEACHER
Richard Brown is a highly experienced teacher who has been practising Kadam Buddhism for many years.
He has a wealth of meditation and teaching experience, and is appreciated for his clear and practical approach to explaining how to apply Buddha’s wisdom to our daily lives.
APRIL COURSE ~ DEALING WITH DIFFICULT PEOPLE
19 & 26 April | 7pm-8.15pm | with Richard Brown
Do you ever have those days where it seems everybody else has got out of bed with the sole purpose of annoying you? Or where particular people seem intent on pushing your buttons? We all have those days and we all have those people: some who are deliberately hurtful or obstructive, others who just seem blind to our feelings. We may be very fortunate in our relationships or know how to navigate our way with a skilful mind. Maybe not. But don’t despair. Meditation gives us that skilful mind. Meditation makes us fortunate.
On this two-week course, Kelsang Uma will help us to identify and develop special attitudes and mental skills which protect us from being upset, irritated or hurt by other people. And, as there is no way we can avoid people, these are skills we definitely need. Otherwise, we can only resort to anger, retaliation, withdrawal or hardening our heart.
So, let’s learn how to improve all our relationships, to withstand the pressure and become a happy and skilful “people person”. Let’s learn how to make others feel better for having met us.
ABOUT KADAMPA MEDITATION CENTRE YORK
Guided breathing meditation
Second guided meditation based on the teaching
Optional Q&A session after the class
VENUE: 24 Gillygate, York, YO31 7EQ
COST: £28 / 4-week course if you pre-book online or £10/pay at the door when you drop-in.