Croydon Buddhist Centre
Dharma Study Groups
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Dharma Study Groups, either the Foundation Study Groups or the Mitra Study groups, you can now pay for this online. Simply enter
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This four week Mindfulness course will help you learn new ways of handling stress which you can integrate into your daily life.
The key skill you will learn is mindfulness – actively and non-judgmentally paying attention to your experience in different contexts: in meditation, movement, in relation to your thoughts and feelings and, above all, as you go about your everyday life. This will enable you to see things differently and to let go of unhelpful responses to difficult situations – situations you would normally find stressful. Cost £130. Please note booking is essential
This course requires registration. Please complete the attached form and email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 25th January
'Impermanence as a Gateway to Freedom'
A chance to explore the connection between wisdom teachings (such as the teaching of impermanence) and freedom. We will practice simple, yet potentially far-reaching, ways of reflecting and meditating on impermanence. We will explore the freedom potential of such practices and the possible pitfalls, and look at how to make such reflection an integral part of our lives.
Four-week course looking at the actual words and teachings of the Buddha from 2,500 yrs ago, exploring their practical relevance for our lives-and our world- oday. We will also explore two of the meditation practices the Buddha taught. The emphasis will be on practical and positive transformation of our lives, and also on giving you a sense of the Buddha as a person and as spiritual teacher.
The Buddha taught in India over 2,500 years ago. He emphasized that the key to happiness and meaning was in people's own minds - in the thoughts, stories, interpretations, and commentaries that ticked round their minds moment by moment. He gave people practical ways to have more awareness and to choose more helpful thoughts and interpretations.