15 October 2019
22 October 2019
29 October 2019
In this 3-week course you will learn and practise basic mindfulness meditations that will help you to create more peace and calm in your life. Breath meditation was practised and taught by the Buddha himself – it is also called “calm abiding”. This is because as we develop concentration, the mind tends to become more peaceful and calm.
Come and join experienced meditation teacher Ana Brandao in this journey of discovery and letting go, as we learn and practise together some simple meditation exercises. Guided meditations will also be available online for download.
Participants should attend all 3 sessions, as the first session will give an introduction, then each session will build and expand on the material from previous sessions.
Please note that this course was originally advertised as a 4-week course. It will now start on Tuesday 15 October, and run for 3 weeks only.
Ana Brandao started practising meditation in 2004 under the guidance of Dharma teacher Master Behram Ghista. She then became interested in Vipassana meditation and met her now main meditation teacher, Ariya Baumann (nee Ariya Ñani), in 2008. Ana has attended more than 18 intensive meditation retreats in both the Tibetan and Theravada traditions, and started teaching mindfulness meditation for beginners in 2008. Her background as a scientist makes her classes practical and simple, yet with heart.
All Sessions are by Donation (Dana) to the Buddhist Library. All donations to the Buddhist Library of $2 and over are tax deductible.
Dana is the traditional practice of generosity, the extending of one’s goodwill, which is fundamental to Buddhism and other spiritual traditions. The instructions and guidance for this course are offered without requesting a fee and it is up to individuals to determine the amount of dana they would like to offer. It can sometimes be easy to become confused when we are new to this and we wonder “how much should I give?” This is a relevant question in the material economy but an appropriate dana cannot be prescribed but requires sensitivity to its intent and awareness of the costs and expenses associated with organising a course.