13 October 2020
20 October 2020
27 October 2020
3 November 2020
The good news is that we can train our minds to be happy, and one of the ways is through mindfulness meditation. This course teaches mindfulness as a skill which can be practised both: through formal meditation sits; and inserted throughout each day by many mindful moments. Mindfulness meditation has the capacity to short-circuit our habitual tendencies and lessen the automatic proliferation of story-making in our minds. This course is an opportunity for you to find out if you can reap these benefits by experientially testing mindfulness for yourself.
The course will be delivered online via Zoom and registration is essential. The 4-week course is suited for those with or without mindfulness meditation experience. Participants are encouraged to establish a ‘daily-ish’ meditation practice and to ask many questions, as the course progresses. This allows participants to make the most of the availability of a teacher, by addressing any concerns they have about their own practice and to receive feedback.
Please be sure to register so we can send you the Zoom link before the first session.
Theresa Baw has been a Buddhist practitioner of mindfulness meditation since 2001. She practices in the Mahasi Sayadaw tradition of mindfulness meditation. She has led regular group meditation sits for the Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre and had formerly served on their committee. Theresa works as a barrister and also teaches meditation to others in her chambers.
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 dana you give helps to maintain the Library and allows it to offer more teachings on the Dhamma so that others may benefit in the future. It is up to each person to determine the amount of dana they’d like to offer. We understand that this is a difficult time financially for many, and people will give what they can. An appropriate dana can’t be prescribed but requires sensitivity to its intent and to the individual’s own situation, as well as awareness of the cost of organising events and supporting teachers who spread the Dhamma.