Sailing the Worldly Winds
Our experience of the world is forever changing. Things can go well, and this makes us happy, joyful and content. But sometimes things can go less well and this can lead to sadness, disappointment, frustration and even anger.
The Buddha called these ups and downs of life The Worldly Winds. And he taught a way of dealing with them that can lead to true peace and contentment - whatever might befall us in our lives.
In this four-week online course Shakyapada and her team will introduce you to the basics of the Buddha's teaching:
- How the Worldly Winds blow us around and cause us pain.
- How to change our experience of the world
- Natural ethics and how they can help us do this
- How things are not as they seem - and why it is important to understand this
We’ll be looking at practical ways to cultivate true peace, so that you can be happier, kinder and more joyful – even in a world that is often challenging and difficult to navigate.
Everyone gets an online course guide, and through workshops, talks and discussions we’ll see how we can engage with the world more positively.
N.B This course does not include meditation. If you wish to learn meditation as well, then you are welcome to join us at one of our meditation classes
Everyone over 18 is welcome.
Registration is essential as places are limited but there is no charge.
Full login details will be sent to you a few days before.
There is no specific charge for any of our classes but we ask you to make a small donation of £5 per week if you are able. You can donate here: https://yorkbuddhistgroup.com/...
*To join us you need to install Zoom on your phone, tablet or computer. This is free and very easy - you can find full instructions below
There is no charge for this course but we would appreciate a donation of whatever seems reasonable to you.
How To Join
To join us you need to install Zoom on your phone, tablet or computer. This is very easy and you can find full instructions below.
Use a PC or Mac
Use a Mobile or Tablet
Before the start time, download the Zoom Mobile App using one of the links below. You do not need to create an account or sign in.
A few minutes before we're due to start, click here to join.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to book?
What should I wear?
You don't need any special clothing or equipment.
Do I need to be a Buddhist or wish to become one?
Absolutely not! Everyone is welcome and there is no pressure for you to practise in a set way or make any commitment at all, other than attending the course every week. Many of our regulars do not consider themselves to be Buddhists - they just find the teachings useful.
How much does the course cost?
It is free but we ask you to make a small donation of £5 per week if you can, as we have no income other than that which comes from those who use the Centre. However donations are entirely optional.
Is it okay to join on Week Two or miss a class?
We would rather that you didn't as it does put you behind others. However, if you unavoidably miss a class, we will do all we can to help you catch up.
Are there any weird rituals?
No, this is a very practical course exploring how we can live our lives in a more peaceful and contented way.