This series of five in-person classes will provide an introduction to mindfulness meditation. It is for both those new to meditation, and those with previous experience who wish to establish a regular practice at home. The course will explain a simple technique of sitting meditation, accessible to all. The emphasis, however, will be on how meditation can help us in daily life. We live in a speedy world, full of activities, distractions and worries. Meditation can help us navigate the ups and downs, and provide a grounding for a deeper connection to the world we live in. The classes will include instruction and practice in mindfulness techniques; discussions and exchanges; and talks by the instructor that will illustrate how meditation connects to daily life. It is strongly recommended to attend all five classes.
Class 1: The basis of meditation – trusting the goodness of life; Class 2: Gentleness and the approach to emotions; Class 3: Pitfalls and advice; Class 4: The strength of a tender heart; Class 5: Everyday life and living in society.