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DISCOVERING BUDDHISM: How to Meditate

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Tuesday 28 May @ 10:30 am 12:00 pm

What are the benefits of meditation? What do we meditate on? Get started in developing your own effective and enjoyable meditation practice.

Be introduced to basic meditation techniques and how to overcome the first stumbling blocks of any new mediator – distraction and drowsiness. Learn the definition and purpose of meditation, and how to set up a regular meditation practice that lasts rather than running out of energy. Practice how to sit comfortably according to your own capabilities, and become familiar with the different types of meditation techniques one may employ.

UNIT 2: How to Meditate
This is an ideal unit to start with, even though it is not the first one, it is the most accessible of the topics. This course takes an in-depth look at the theory and practice of meditation – caring for the mind – and is suitable for both the committed beginner and more established students. The whole DB course consists of 13 units, but you are most welcome to join at any time. Discovering Buddhism is the core program of LTC, and usually takes about three years to complete. Come along for a couple of classes and see how the course suits you. More details here.

Topics in this unit include:
– Importance of setting a strong motivation and dedicating afterwards
– Two kinds of meditation: analytical and placement
– Adapting the 7-point Vairochana posture to best suit your own body
– Basic meditation techniques such as: watching the breath, 9-round breathing, Shakyamuni visualisation, clear and knowing nature of the mind
– Non-religious meditations such as the Four Immeasurable Attitudes, and meditations on equanimity, compassion, and kindness
– Recognising and overcoming obstacles to meditation such as drowsiness and distraction

Meditation is not on the level of the object, but on that of the subject. You are the business of your meditation.

– Lama Thubten Yeshe

Presented by:

Eddie Peet

Registered FPMT Teacher

Leading classes at LTC in Buddhist philosophy and practice since 1997. Eddie’s vast life experience brings a poignancy and depth to the teachings. Widely read in many traditions, he is perfect to ask for a curated reading recommendation!

Please make a donation:
You can make your donation now online, or when you arrive on the on the day (with cash or card). Thank you for your generosity! Your donation helps keep LTC flourishing and providing courses such as this. (The Zoom link will appear at the top of this page 15 minutes before the start.)

*Course Package includes both  video and soundfile of each class (to catch-up or re-listen), the powerpoint slides, the reading material from FPMT as well as extras from LTC.

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No matter whether you are a believer or a non-believer, religious or not religious, a Christian, Hindu, or a scientist, black or white, an Easterner or a Westerner, the most important thing to know is your own mind and how it works.

– Lama Thubten Yeshe

Buddhist meditation doesn’t necessarily mean sitting cross-legged with your eyes closed. Simply observing how your mind is responding to the sense world can be a really perfect meditation and bring a perfect result.

– Lama Thubten Yeshe