Wed, 07 Jun|
Croydon Buddhist Centre
Opening the Heart
Join our guest, Vaddhaka, to explore how we can opening ourselves up to something more through developing such things as kindness and gratitude. Offered at two levels, this course is suitable for everyone. Wednesday evenings, 7:15pm - 9:30pm.
Time & Location
07 Jun 2023, 19:15 BST – 12 Jul 2023, 21:30 BST
Croydon Buddhist Centre, 98 High St, Croydon CR0 1ND, UK
Opening the Heart
Wednesdays, 7th June to 12th July, 7:15 – 9:30pm
With Vaddhaka and team
Suggested donation £80/£60.
Newcomers and more experienced all welcome
The Buddha described enlightenment as ‘the heart’s release’.
As the heart is released, it fully opens with gratitude for the gift of life and awareness, and turns towards the world around us with kindness, compassion, appreciative joy and equanimity.
Finding and cultivating gratitude, kindness, appreciative joy and equanimity in our everyday lives is itself a path to enlightenment. With talks by Vaddhaka, and opportunity for reflection and discussion, we will explore these positive emotions, looking for their presence in our lives, finding ways to let them grow.
Week 1: Introduction Week 2: Gratitude Week3: Kindness Week 4: Compassion Week 5: Appreciative Joy Week 6: Equanimity We are running this course at two levels. See below for details, and choose your level at the booking page.
Level 1: Suitable for newcomers or as a refresher. Learn fundamental Buddhist meditations on the development of positive emotion from scratch.Discover how to establish positivity as a basis for your life! Note: By signing up to Level 1, you’re committing to meditating for at least 40 minutes each day during the course.
Level 2: Suitable for those who have been practising with us for at least six months. Take your practise of key Buddhist teachings on positive emotion to the next level. Learn how to work in meditation to develop more deeply embodied states of love, gratitude and joy, and discover the implications of these teachings for understanding the nature of reality. Note: by signing up to Level 2, you’re committing to meditating for at least an hour a day during the course.
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 £80 / £60 for this course, but we welcome you however much you can afford to give.