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Saturday Intro Session

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Saturday, May 28th @ 10:30 am 12:30 pm

Would you like to learn to meditate, find a meaningful spiritual path, create an ethical world you would choose to live in? Then come along to our Introductory Sessions and learn about Buddhism and Meditation.

We teach two Buddhist meditation practices: Mindfulness of Breathing, for developing awareness, integration and clarity of mind; and Mettā Bhāvanā (“development of loving-kindness”), which brings about a gentle but radical transformation of our emotional world.

We introduce traditional teachings of the Buddha in a way that is accessible and practical to everyday life in the modern world. Bringing calm and clarity to a bewildering and divided world.

The classes are open to you whatever your experience of Buddhism and Meditation.


Current Theme: Finding joy in difficult times

The Chinese have a saying ‘We live in interesting times.’ A euphemism for living in challenging times. You could say that we live in interesting times at the moment!

It can be difficult to find much joy when life is challenging, but it is there if we know how, and where to find it.

The Buddha talked about skilful and unskilful joy. Unskilful joy had a cost, as well as a benefit to it. Meditation is one way to find skilful joy, there are others. The next few weeks on Saturday morning at the Ipswich Buddhist Centre will explore this theme.

7th MayFinding joy in friendship
14th MayFinding joy in music
21th MayFinding joy in art
28th MayFinding joy in the simplicity
4th JunOpen Day

How to join

You can join this event in-person at The Centre or on Zoom.

We recommend you check out How to use Zoom  well in advance and then log on to this link about 10 mins before the event is due to start https://zoom.us/j/127596226

Should it be needed, the password is 979179

We make no charge for these events but the Centre does depend on your generosity. Giving Page


Your questions

Is this session suitable for me?

This session is a great place for an introduction. Find out about Buddhist meditation, ethics, and living a more meaningful and fulfilling life. It is also very popular with people with some experience as there is always more to learn! These sessions can provide a useful ongoing support for practice.

Do I need to pay?

No – you don’t need to pay. We do appreciate donations – you can donate online by card or Paypal – as we have ongoing costs to run the Centre.

Do I need to book?

No. Just turn up. If it is your first time, you may prefer to log-on about 10 minutes early so that we can answer any questions you have about the session.


Team

These sessions are led and / or supported by these wonderful people:

Ariyanivata

Amoghavajra
Mark
Ivan
Jess
Mary Jane
Mosaic
Sue