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Meditation workshop – “How to purify your negative karma”
In summary: Learn special methods to purify your mind of negativity Details “How to purify your negative karma” It is customary in Japan at the end of each year to engage in cleaning rituals. This serves the purpose of removing unwanted items and dirt from our physical environment so as to create a more pleasant living space for the coming year. In the same way, our mind accumulates many impurities from our bad habits and negativities, resulting in endless suffering and problems. How much more important it is, then, to purify the inner environment of our mind! This workshop will begin by examining the basis for purifying our mind through understanding Buddha’s teachings on karma. It will then move on to explore how we can remove our negativities through the gentle art of meditation. Since we all wish to find lasting peace and happiness, the step-by-step meditations we will learn in this workshop are open to and effective for everyone, irrespective of whether we regard ourselves a Buddhist or not. This means that anyone who attends will be able to take away a practical toolkit for enjoying a happy, meaningful life filled with positivity. What a wonderful way to spend the afternoon! The teachings will be based on those from the renowned Buddhist Master, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, founder of the New Kadampa Tradition. The session will be led by Matt Lucas, a native English-speaker and long-term resident of the Kansai region, who has been practising Buddhist meditation for over fifteen years. Everyone is warmly welcomed, including non-native speakers and people of all spiritual inclinations, as well as those with no spiritual background and complete beginners. The workshop will be held in a yoga/aromatherapy studio near Umeda. Not only is the central location easily accessible, but it is also a perfect space conducive to meditation. Come and join us in this oasis of peace in the heart of the city! Times: 15:15-16:15 Session 1 16:15-16:45 Tea break 16:45-17:45 Session 2 Fees (includes healthy refreshments): (Adults) 2,900 yen (Concessions) 2,000 yen [All proceeds will be donated to NKT-IKBU, an organization dedicated to bringing Buddhist teachings and meditation to people around the world.] Venue: ‘Slow Care Parlour,’ Yoshimoto Bldg. 3rd fl, Nakazaki-cho, Kita-ku, Osaka[masked] Tel:[masked] Note: No elevator Nearest stations: Nakazaki-cho Tanimachi line subway (exit 2) [approx. 5-min. walk] OR Umeda (Midosuji line subway, Hankyu, JR, etc.) [approx. 15-min. walk] Directions (scroll to bottom of page): https://www.organicbotanics.jp/salon/ Alternatively, copy and paste the Japanese address into Google Maps: 〒[masked] 大阪市北区中崎[masked] 吉本ビル 3F Join us on Facebook: Kadampa Meditation in Osaka Further activities in Tokyo: http://kadampa.jp/en/ International website: http://kadampa.org

‘Slow Care Parlour’

Yoshimoto Bldg. 3rd fl, Nakazaki-cho, Kita-ku 530-0016 · Osaka

What we're about

The classes in Osaka are dedicated to the attainment of world peace by offering everyone the opportunity to develop lasting mental peace through meditation and related practices.

You are welcome to take as much or as little as you wish from what is offered. The programme aims to provide scientific methods for improving our human nature and qualities through developing the capacity of our mind.

The programme is open to everyone – young, old, working, retired, singles, couples, and families.

People from all faiths and those who do not subscribe to any faith are welcome. You do not have to be a Buddhist to take part in the programme or to benefit from it.

All meditation workshops are offered as part the General Programme through the New Kadampa Tradition, founded by Ven. Geshe Kelsang Gyatso with over 1100 Kadampa Buddhist Centres throughout the world. Further details can be found at: http://kadampa.org/

The main Kadampa Centre for Japan is based in Tokyo. For more information, please refer to the website: http://www.kadampa.jp/en/

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