Weekly Meditation Classes
The meditation classes we offer are suitable for anyone, whatever their level of interest, from those who seek simple relaxation and stress relief, to those who wish to learn about modern Buddhism. We offer a variety of weekly drop-in classes. Our Resident Teacher Gen Kelsang Norbu teaches on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings. We also have a Friday noontime class with Cate Fields which is an excellent class for all levels. In addition, on Tuesday afternoon in Davidson we offer a branch class with Fariba Homesly. These wonderful classes include guided meditations and practical teachings.
The purpose of meditation is to cultivate positive states of mind, conducive to peace and well-being, and overcome negative habits of mind. Happiness is a state of mind; therefore, the real source of happiness lies in the mind, not in external situations. When our mind is peaceful, we are free from worries and mental discomfort, and we experience true happiness.
“If we want to experience true, lasting happiness, we need to learn the secret of inner peace by meditating.” – Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
The classes will allow you to unwind your mind and return home relaxed and refreshed. They will provide you with new tools for dealing with stress and anxiety.
If we practice meditation we will experience a calm, spacious feeling in the mind. Daily challenges will be easier to deal with and many of our usual problems will fall away.
Meditation helps us gain clarity and perspective so that we can develop a positive outlook on life, gain authentic self-confidence and enjoy better relationships with others.