A CREATIVE INTRODUCTION TO SECULAR MEDITATION PRACTICE
– A five-week course from Thursday May 3 through Thursday May 31
– Followed by an optional daylong retreat on Saturday 9 June from 9am to 5pm
When we sit down, and close our eyes to meditate, we make an effort to nurture stillness, actively creating a peaceful refuge in a difficult world. During this course, you’ll get:
- an in-depth experience of meditation from a contemporary, secular approach
- right down to work, creating a regular meditation habit
- and an understanding of how this all fits together.
We will explore how bringing together all these elements offers refuge.
Led by Ramsey Margolis, this One Mindful Breath course is suitable for people who:
- have done a mindfulness course and want something more, or have questions;
- are new to meditation and/or the teachings of Gotama, the man known as the Buddha;
- would like to meditate but have found it hard to do it habitually, or believe they simply can’t meditate, or perhaps ‘no good at it’;
- have been discouraged by the myth that to practice Buddhist meditation you have to believe in rebirth, or that you need to agree that ‘life is suffering’;
- have explored Buddhism a little but would like a sense of the big picture, how it relates to our lives in Aotearoa New Zealand today, or perhaps have questions about how useful it is.
Limited to just 12 students, classes will run for an hour, will be followed by an optional 20 min meditation session, and end with tea and biscuits.
There’s no fixed fee for One Mindful Breath events, ensuring that no one who can’t afford to pay is turned away. You are invited to offer donations to the community and for the teachings, on the day or by bank transfer. For more on this please have look at onemindfulbreath.org.nz/cost.
And we’ll celebrate the end of this course together over dinner at the excellent Hataitai restaurant Bambuchi on Friday 1 June.
Be an early bird! Please don’t leave it to the last minute – places are limited.