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
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 - The Buddhist View
Every Wednesday 6.45 - 8.15 pm (after the 6 pm meditation)
Every Wednesday throughout the year, following the 6 pm. meditation session there is the opportunity to explore any questions you may have. Buddhism is about the realities of living so anything can be the subject of investigation - understanding Buddhist philosophy, understanding your emotional world, or any current challenges you may be facing. If you don't have any questions you are welcome to join and benefit from the questions and sharing of others.
Buddhism is an extremely practical philosophy. These evenings are designed to help solve real-world, modern-day problems, so that we may reduce our suffering, and benefit from a better experience of life.
You are also invited to join us from 6 - 6.40 pm for a silent meditation session (optional).
Everything is free (though any donations to support the centre are gratefully received should you feel inspired to give).
NB: There are no rituals, teachings are non-religious and people of all faiths are welcome.
ALSO: Every month there will be a talk on a specific subject. These talks will be announced separately.
About Keith Rowan:
Keith has, since 1973, travelled 5 continents studying Buddhist thought and practice. He has been privileged to have had instruction and direct guidance from many great Buddhist teachers particularly his main teachers Namgyal Rinpoche and Amnyi Trulchung Rinpoche. He has been sharing the Dharma and facilitating retreats for over 20 years in several countries.
Keith's real skill though is taking the core essence of Buddhism and making it accessible to the western mind and practical for ordinary people.
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