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Buddhism: Tools for Living your Life Course
Buddhism: Tools for Living your Life Course

Thu, 02 May

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Croydon Buddhist Centre

Buddhism: Tools for Living your Life Course

In this eight-week course you will receive a practical introduction to the Buddhist path and its vision for human life.

Time & Location

02 May 2024, 13:00 – 20 Jun 2024, 14:30

Croydon Buddhist Centre, 98 High St, Croydon CR0 1ND, UK

Details

Thursdays, 2nd May to 20th June, 1:00pm to 2.30pm With Mokshadarshini, Punyamati and Kalyananara Suggested donation: £100 / £70 (conc.) Suitable for all, especially those new to Buddhism 

Have you ever wondered why self-help books don’t actually work? 

They might help you become more focused and productive (at least for a while), but they fail you in becoming a happier person. 

The Buddha would say that’s because those books are missing the point.

According to Buddhism there is something beautiful that underpins reality, and if we allow ourselves to see this and live accordingly, we will become more fulfilled and confident human beings.

While it is a spiritual path, Buddhism offers a range of practical tools to live a better, happier and more connected life. In our busy, even chaotic, modern world we need these tools more than ever.

Course overview

In this four-week course, you will receive a practical introduction to the Buddhist path and its vision for human life. Cultivating awareness and confidence in the world is more complicated than ever. Listening to meditation apps or self-help gurus will likely not give us the answers we need in the long-run. 

Buddhism, however, is a path that is with you for a lifetime, if you allow it. Through meditation and exploring ancient knowledge, this course will start you off on this journey towards a life with more meaning. Within four weeks you will be able to build a strong foundation to a life more aware and connected, with the support of Buddhist teachers and like-minded practitioners.

The course session will run 1pm - 2pm and will be followed by an optional session 2pm - 2:30pm with tea and discussion related to the course session.

Book your place to ensure you receive guided meditation recordings and resources that will help you make the most of the course. You will get weekly home practice recommendations that will deepen your learning and help apply the teachings in your everyday life.

Course requirements

This course is suitable for those wanting to find out more about Buddhism, and offers fresh inspiration and reflection for more experienced practitioners.

**We ask that everyone who books this course commits to at least 20 minutes of daily meditation practice.**

If you’re unsure whether this course is for you, do feel free to email us at info@buddhistcentrecroydon.org. Our expert team will be happy to guide you!

Course structure

Week 1: Ways of getting to know ourselves

Week 2: Mindfulness of breathing meditation

Week 3: Loving kindness meditation

Week 4: Ethics - taking Buddhist practice out into the world

Week 5: Friendships and how they can be deepened

Week 6: Wisdom and the Buddhist vision of existence

Week 7: How myth, magic and ritual can transform everyday life

Week 8: Taking compassion out into the world

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