Come Alive to Peace and Contentment in your Life - An Introduction to Buddhism and Meditation
at York Buddhist Centre
Six Tuesday Evenings from 9th January 2024
We all want to be happy and content in our lives but, somehow, true and constant happiness seems to elude us. The Buddha discovered the reasons for this and dedicated his life to teaching others practical ways to deal with disappointment, anxiety, anger, fear and upset. His teachings worked and spread rapidly throughout the Eastern world. Now they are available in York at the York Buddhist Centre.
During this six week course you will learn two meditations: The Mindfulness of Breathing which is an effective way to calm the mind and Metta Bhavana which helps us cultivate positive emotion or Loving Kindness to ourselves and others. This helps us to create harmony rather than conflict in the world and in our own mental states.
Each week we will begin with a guided meditation practice and then, after a tea break we will introduce practical, down-to-earth teachings to help you transform your life. There will be short workshops and an opportunity to ask questions and relate the teachings to your own experience.
Booking is essential as places are limited
The programme will include:
Week One: The Buddha’s Journey and the Worldly Winds
Week Two: The Worldly Winds and the Cycle of Suffering
Week Three: Hindrances, Wheels, Spirals and the 'Gap'
Week Four: The Worldly Winds, Karma and Natural Ethics
Week Five: Am I What I Think? How our Stories Create Suffering
Week Six: How Things Are Not as They Seem… and why it is important to see this
You don't have to be a Buddhist or wish to become a Buddhist to join this course. Our aim as a Buddhist Centre is to offer these practical down-to-earth teachings as a way for you to find greater contentment in your life, On our courses some people usually do join our community but many others simply take the teachings away with them.
BOOKING: Payment each week is by donation except for a £15 booking fee which include a comprehensive 68 page guide to the course with a glossary of terms and a list of resources which you might find useful. To Book please follow the link below. You may pay by credit/debit card or PayPal
DONATIONS: York Buddhist Centre has no outside income or support and no one is paid. So these classes are given freely in a spirit of friendship. However we do have rent to pay and utilities and other running costs and we could not meet these without the generous support of those who use our centre. So, if you can, we ask you to make a donation either when you book or each week when you attend. We suggest £8 to £12 each week or around £60 for the whole course but please give more or less according to your means.
Apart from a £15 booking fee this course is freely offered. However we would appreciate a donation each week of around £10 to cover our costs. No one is paid at YBG and we have no outside income.
Where to Find Us
We are located at the edge of the shopping centre, 5 mins walk from M&S. Paid parking is available on Peel Street nearby or on-street after 6pm