This relaxing meditation is gently guided by the teacher beginning with how to sit in a good posture for meditation. Then the meditator follows the words of the teacher toward an experience of inner peace. This meditation is always simple enough for a beginner to do it at home again right away.
Next: A Teaching on the Buddhist Way of Inner Peace….
A short teaching follows the relaxing meditation. This teaching applies Buddhist methods to daily life to help get rid of deeper causes of stress. Teachings are light-hearted, even fun, enriching, and helpful.
Final Meditation: Looking inside
Buddha himself always told people not to simply believe what he said, but to check it in their own experience. For example, one can check the truth of the teachings either by trying out a new approach or reflecting on past experiences. This second, shorter second meditation is guided to help the meditator apply or check the teaching in their own life. and to know their own mind. Many people say this is a profound experience for them, and very helpful.
A Daily Mindfulness Practice
A way of practicing the teaching is always included in the talk. The practice of meditation means to become familiar with what brings peace and happiness. Thus meditation can be practiced all day–and anywhere!
Sometimes there is time for group discussion or questions and answers with the Teacher.
Refreshments and Socializing
Some people leave right after class, some stay and socialize. After any class is a lovely opportunity to talk about meaningul things with gentle, open-minded people.