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Interested in guided meditation, mindfulness, stress relief, personal growth, inner peace and happiness? This group is for you!

Learn to calm the mind, become more peaceful, balanced and focused not just for the duration of the meditation but in daily life. Find the inner peace and happiness we all seek. Develop a more positive outlook, improve the quality of life and gain the power to help others. There is a class suitable for everyone – whatever their level of interest, from those who seek simple relaxation to those interested in Buddhism. For more information http://www.meditateinchristchurch.org

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Simply Meditate drop-in class - Sundays

Kalpa Bhadra Buddhist Centre

Escape the stress and busyness of life and discover the peace of meditation for yourself. Be guided through simple meditations that relax the mind and body, leading to a deep experience of inner peace and contentment. You can come along any week. No previous experience is necessary. Everyone is welcome Find a class near you: Merivale Sun 10.00 - 10.45am venue: Kalpa Bhadra Buddhist Centre, 24 Rugby St, Merivale $5 per class Merivale Thurs 6.00 - 6.45pm venue: Kalpa Bhadra Buddhist Centre, 24 Rugby St, Merivale $5 per class South Christchurch Library, Fri 12.00 – 12.45pm venue: Beckenham Service Centre, 66 Colombo St, Beckenham, gold coin donation

Love Desire & Attachment Half Day Course

Kalpa Bhadra Buddhist Centre

For most of us, our love is a mixture of two things – attachment, which is not in fact love at all, and love, which is. Attachment stands in horrible contrast to all types of love, but to begin with it can be quite hard for us to tell them apart. It is one of Buddha’s great kindnesses that he distinguishes between them so clearly. In this course Buddhist Nun, Kelsang Luma will explain how to distinguish love from attachment By learning to distinguish between these two we can establish the foundation for lasting harmonious relationships, improve our experience of pure love and solve many of our daily problems. Suitable for everyone.

Simply Meditate drop-in class - Sundays

Kalpa Bhadra Buddhist Centre

Escape the stress and busyness of life and discover the peace of meditation for yourself. Be guided through simple meditations that relax the mind and body, leading to a deep experience of inner peace and contentment. You can come along any week. No previous experience is necessary. Everyone is welcome Find a class near you: Merivale Sun 10.00 - 10.45am venue: Kalpa Bhadra Buddhist Centre, 24 Rugby St, Merivale $5 per class Merivale Thurs 6.00 - 6.45pm venue: Kalpa Bhadra Buddhist Centre, 24 Rugby St, Merivale $5 per class South Christchurch Library, Fri 12.00 – 12.45pm venue: Beckenham Service Centre, 66 Colombo St, Beckenham, gold coin donation

Transforming Life’s Difficulties

Kalpa Bhadra Buddhist Centre

Details Venue: Kalpa Bhadra Buddhist Centre, 24 Rugby St, Merivale, Christchurch Each class consists of a guided meditation and a talk based on Buddhist wisdom. Classes are suitable for everyone. Come along any week, booking is not required. $12 per class With Resident Teacher Kelsang Luma Everyone is welcome Class Topics Transforming Life’s Difficulties – week of 4 November to week of 2 December 5 weeks There is no meaning in dwelling on our own difficulties. It just leads to greater pain. Learn how to transform your everyday problems and difficulties into something immensely meaningful. 5 Nov – What is karma? 12 Nov – Learning about our real situation 19 Nov – Patience acceptance 26 Nov – Accepting the defeat and offering the victory 3 Dec – Everything is like a dream Find a class near you: Merivale Tuesdays 7.30 – 9.00pm Venue: Kalpa Bhadra Buddhist Centre, 24 Rugby St, Merivale New Brighton Wednesdays 6.00 – 7.15pm Venue: The Old School, 140 Seaview Road, New Brighton (The car park is off Hawke Street and the class is in the main office building) Lincoln Wednesdays 7.30 - 9.00pm Venue: Lincoln Community Care, 16 Lyttelton St, Lincoln Kaiapoi Thursdays 7.30 – 9.00pm Venue: Kaiapoi Community Centre, 24 Sewell St, Kaiapoi http://meditateinchristchurch.org/wp/ What to expect at a class These classes are based on Buddha’s teachings on the mind, but you do not need to be a Buddhist to attend, or to benefit from them. Each class consists of two guided meditations and an explanatory talk. The classes run for 90 minutes. Anyone can practice meditation and everyone is welcome to attend. There is no physical exercise involved and you can choose to sit either in a chair or on a cushion. These classes are suitable for all levels of experience.

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Simply Meditate drop-in class - Sundays

Kalpa Bhadra Buddhist Centre

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