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Introduction to Buddhism and Meditation: Sailing the Worldy Winds
Introduction to Buddhism and Meditation: Sailing the Worldy Winds

Thu, 14 Mar


Croydon Buddhist Centre

Introduction to Buddhism and Meditation: Sailing the Worldy Winds

How do we really get on in this world? Tossed around by gain, buffeted by loss, carried high by praise, cast down by blame, how can we not be ground under, lose all direction, confidence, and sense of purpose? A lunchtime course suitable for all, especially newcomers.

No need to book - just drop in!
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Time & Location

14 Mar 2024, 13:00 GMT – 18 Apr 2024, 14:30 BST

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


Introduction to Buddhism and Meditation: Life with Full Attention

Thursdays, 14th March to 18th April, 1pm to 2.30pm

With Mokshadarshini, Punyamati and Zoe

Suggested Donation: £60 / £40

All welcome 

What are the worldly winds?

Gain and Loss Praise and Blame Fame and Infamy Pleasure and Pain

The worldly winds are those circumstances in life which we cannot completely control. They are the ‘worldly’ winds because they are everywhere in the world, and there’s no escape from them.

Our only choice is in how we respond to them.

We can’t stop, but learn to sail the worldly winds

The Buddha’s teaching on the worldly winds is a simple yet powerful one: Life consists of complex, ever-changing conditions that we can never entirely control.

So how can we navigate through life's challenges without losing our way, our confidence, and our sense of purpose? Learning to sail the worldly winds involves learning when we need to give up on our desires, adjusting them to the reality of the situation.

Ready for the challenge?

Course overview

This 6-week course, based on Vajragupta's widely-read book Sailing the Worldly Winds, delves into the Buddha's teachings on compassion and resilience in the face of suffering, greed, and hatred.

Through reflections, exercises, and practical tips for daily life, this course aims to cultivate greater calmness and perspective in both major and minor trials of everyday life.

Suitable to all levels of experience and all backgrounds.

The course session will be 1pm - 2pm and then there will be an optional session 2:pm - 2:30pm where will be have tea and discussion related to the course session.

Dana Economy. All our classes offering Buddhist teaching are by donation, because we believe that the Buddha's teachings should be freely given. We recommend a donation of £60 / £40 for this course, but we welcome you however much you can afford to give

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