Deepen Your Meditation Practice
When & Where
Date: Thursdays, September 12, September 19, September 26, and October 3, 2019
Time: 7:00-8:45 pm
Location: Waltham Buddhist Meditation Group, 5 Church St., Waltham MA in the Chapel at First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church (Corner of School and Church St.)
Level: Recommended for both beginning and experienced students.
Registration: There is no registration for programs at the Waltham Buddhist Meditation Group. Just come to the evenings. Everyone is welcome.
Suggested Donation: We do not charge a fee for the classes, although donations are welcome. All donations go to support the First Parish in Waltham.
This is a series of four classes. Participants are encouraged to attend all four classes but you can attend individual classes if you wish.
We will learn and practice a series of meditations developed by a modern-day meditation master, Kilung Rinpoche and presented in his book The Relaxed Mind. These meditations come from a tradition which has been developed over thousands of years and, passed from person to person. While refreshingly simple and well suited for busy westerners, these meditations remain true to the essence of this tradition.
Each class offers meditation instruction, guided meditation, and discussion. There will be readings between classes from The Relaxed Mind by Kilung Rinpoche.
Everyone is welcome, beginners and experienced meditators alike. This class will cover the final three meditations from The Relaxed Mind. However, you do not have to have studied the first four meditations to benefit from this class.
9/12/19: Overview — We will learn the Relaxed Mind approach to meditation and do a brief introduction to the first four meditations from the book.
9/19/19: Open Heart-Mind Meditation — This meditation will help you:
Cultivate an attitude of equanimity
Welcome any would-be distraction as part of the meditation
Develop the patience to regard challenges from a more spacious perspective
Recognize the light of your own awareness as the heart of compassion
9/26/19: Pure Mind Meditation — This meditation will help you:
Relax into a deeper sense of harmony with your own mind
Transform negative thoughts into spacious, compassionate awareness
Experience pure perception—the mind beyond duality
Release yourself from habits that inhibit joy and well-being
Radiate kindness and inspiration for the benefit of others
10/3/19: Nonconceptual Meditation: This meditation will help you:
Relax your mind into a state of non-doing
Transcend dualistic fixation to fully enter the flow of existence
Access the limitless self-existing energy and wisdom of the mind and phenomena
Release expectations around meditation
These meditations create a solid foundation for ongoing meditation practice and for connecting to calmness, relaxation, inspiration, and spaciousness of body and mind.