Sitting Meditation (semi-guided)
Sitting still, following our breath and calming the body allows our mind’s activities to quieten and settle.
A still mind is a clear mind.
This clarity can bring us peace, understanding and contentment.
Dharma means teachings. An opportunity to learn more about Buddhist philosophy, and the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh. We will have a reading or listen to a short talk and then open it up to discussion and questions. Rather than this being an intellectual exercise, we will explore how this teaching applies to your life or how you could practice with it.
While others in the group share their experiences, we also practice deep listening to each other. We give others our full attention, not interrupting, not being distracted by our opinions on what they have said.
Deep listening is the kind of listening that can help relieve the suffering of another person. You listen with the intention to help, you listen to let someone empty their heart and help them to suffer less.