Sunday Study and Practice Group
Practice starts 10.15 am., Study Group at 11.30 am. every Sunday at the Nelson Buddhist Centre
Every Sunday there is an in-depth group exploration into the meaning of significant Buddhist teachings. The Sunday group has been operating for many months and participants have found it useful and enjoyable and so are keen for it to continue. Recently the group completed a cycle of study so now is a good time for newcomers who might like to take part to join in.
The current group consists of people from a wide range of backgrounds, not all Buddhist. All are most welcome.
The 37 Practices of Bodhisattvas
by Gyalse Tokme Zangpo
Cycle starts 11.30 am. Sunday 2nd December
A pithy set of mind training instructions which presents an entire view of the path of a bodhisattva, someone whose aim is to be of benefit to all sentient beings. If you want to know what the Buddhist path is, this is a complete description. It will doubtless provoke much thought and discussion.
Sunday Practice Session
10.15 - 11.30 am every Sunday
Each week, prior to the study group, there is a practice session based on the Rigdzin Practice Book which includes meditations on Manjusri (for clarity from confusion) and Vajrasattva (for purification of negative thoughts and actions.) It concludes with a short reading of the King of Prayers - Samantabhadra's Prayer for Excellent Conduct, an inspirational practice which invokes the highest aspirations of the human spirit.
You are welcome to attend either the practice session and/or the study group.
Cost: Donation at the door. Free to members.
Wednesday Evening Dharma Clinic
Every Wednesday 6.45 - 8.15 pm (after the 6 pm meditation)
Cost: Both the Dharma Clinic and the meditation sessions are free (though any donations to support the centre are gratefully received should you feel inspired to give).
Free Meditation & Mindfulness Training
Tuesday Evenings 5.30pm to ~6.10pm
Discover the scientifically proven benefits of meditation and mindfulness…Reduce stress levels
- Manage your emotions better
- Improve heart health
- Increase general well-being and happiness
- Improve your ability to focus
- Gain more clarity in your relationships, business and yourself
- Recommend by doctors, therapists & business leaders
Both meditation and mindfulness practices are non-religious and scientifically proven methods for improving your physical, mental and emotional health. They are also considered essential to success by many entrepreneurs and executives. In this ongoing training you will learn and practice a variety of simple techniques that you can use at home and in your everyday life.
Note: Although the training is held at the Buddhist centre, the teacher is not Buddhist, and the methods taught are secular.
Daily Group Meditation
Weekday Evenings Monday to Thursday 6.00pm to ~6.40pm NOTE: 6.15pm start on Tuesdays
In group meditation the benefit flows in two directions .. towards you, and towards others. Your practice not only supports you but encourages others. Please come along and practise whatever silent sitting meditation you are accustomed to.
Cost: Donation at the door (free to members.)
Chenrezig: A guided group practice
Every Saturday morning
Open Ngon-Dro (Foundation) Practice