- how to meditate and set up a daily practice
- the nature of our mind and Buddha nature
- making up your own mind - arguments for and against reincarnation
- making sure your faith is based on reasoning and logic
- how and why we take refuge in the Buddha and his teachings
- developing self-esteem by valuing our human life
- how to prepare for death and help others at death time
- developing the causes of happiness and uprooting the causes of suffering
Each class also has a practical element where we learn how to sit comfortably, how to do a prostration, how to make offerings or set up an altar. We also learn the meaning and reason for doing these things.
About the Teacher: Miffi Maxmillion
About the Class
This introductory class is ideal for first time students new to meditation or to Buddhism. You do not have to be a Buddhist to attend. Although the classes are sequential, each class is designed to 'stand alone' and be immediately applicable to everyday life, so you can join at any time. They include a short guided meditation, a talk, readings and the opportunity for questions.