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Boundless Heart, Limitless Mind

Monthly Saturdays. 10.30 - 1.00pm. Open to All.

Aberystwyth Quaker Meeting House. 

 

With Maitrisiddhi.

23rd July, 13th Aug,10th Sept, 22nd Oct, 19th Nov, 10th Dec.

How do we build a resilient heart-mind? A capacity for compassion for ourselves and others? And how do we meet whatever presents in our lives with both kindness and strength?  

A course exploring how to train our minds in unconditional well-wishing (metta), compassion, gladness and equanimity. In traditional terms: the Brahma Viharas – the limitlessly positive states of mind that are our heart’s natural state.

Suitable for all, with or without meditation experience.

If you're staying for Know Your Mind, bring some lunch. And, if you like, some vegan food to share.

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Know Your Mind

Monthly Saturdays. 2.15 - 5.00pm. For Regulars.

Aberystwyth Quaker Meeting House. 

 

With Maitrisiddhi. 

23rd July, 13th Aug,10th Sept, 22nd Oct, 19th Nov, 10th Dec.

“To study the Buddha Way is to study the self. To study the self is to forget the self. To forget the self is to be actualised by myriad things.” Dogen (13th century Japanese teacher).

How can we transform our minds if we aren’t intimately aware of what goes on?  Long before contemporary neuroscience and psychology, the Buddha gained insight into the nature of mind. Using a ‘training manual’ from Early Buddhism – the Abhidharma – we’ll make friends with our minds, and learn, experientially, how to notice what mental states arise and pass. Mind-watching is fascinating – and can help us understand and transform our experience!

 
 
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Letters of Gold

Fortnightly Mondays. 7.00 – 9.00pm. Open to All.

Aberystwyth Quaker Meeting House. Doors open at 6.45pm.

25th July, 8th & 22nd Aug, 5th & 19th Sept.

Introducing the Dhammapada.

What did the Buddha really teach?  And how can it change my life now?  Poetic and pithy, the Dhammapada is a total classic text, recording sayings of the Buddha – challenging, relevant and down-to-earth.  Come along to learn or deepen meditation and to explore the Buddhist tradition open-mindedly!

 
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Dharma Digressions

ZOOM Fortnightly Mondays. 7.00 - 8.30pm. For regulars.

12th & 26th Sept, 10th & 24th Oct, 7th & 21st Nov, 5th & 19th Dec.

This autumn/winter some of our Mitras (with possible guest appearances) will be leading a series of ad-hoc sessions based on Dharma topics of particular interest to them. The evenings will consist of a check in, short grounding meditation, a reading chosen by the presenter, and a discussion around the topic. If you have any requests for a topic, please email us at westwalesbuddhistgroup@gmail.com and we'll see what we can do.

Please try to arrive ten minutes early and wait to be admitted.

 
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Morning Meditation

ZOOM Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday. 7.55 - 8.30. Regulars only.

Half an hour of silent meditation

This session is not guided, and there is no suggested donation.

We just come together to meditate.

There are guided meditations on the audio page if you would like to listen to one of those in this session.

Please try to arrive by 7.55 and wait to be admitted.

'Know Your Mind' and 'Morning Meditation' drawings © Ruth Koffer 2020. All rights reserved. https://ruthkoffer.com/