How to Change Negative Patterns of Thought
Drop-in meditation classes for developing emotional resilience
Happiness and suffering are states of mind. If we want to experience the authentic happiness we deeply long for, we need to learn how to cultivate peaceful and wholesome states of mind, whilst learning to let go of painful emotions and thoughts patterns.
Part of this process entails identifying our negative patterns of thought so that we can begin to learn to let them go. This will allow us to actively replace those painful thoughts with the positive states of mind that lead to happiness.
In this series we will explore how we can identify and let go of such pain-inducing patterns of thought such as anger, jealousy, obsession, anxiety and more. Buddha called such minds ‘delusions’ because they are characterized by exaggeration, which leads to them being both unpeaceful and unreliable. Currently, we believe the harmful stories these minds are telling us, both about ourselves and the world. These stories are wrong.
In these series of classes, we will learn how to recognize early on when we are under the influence of these harmful minds so that we will not entrust ourselves to them, but rather let them go. Changing such negative patterns of thought is hugely liberating and will open us up to a whole new joyful and creative way to experience our lives and our relationships.
Mar 13 : Letting go of jealousy
Mar 20: Letting go of anxiety
Mar 27: Letting go of fear
Sessions last for an hour. They are suitable for complete beginners and those with more experience of meditation. Light refreshments will be served before or after the class
Mon 20, 27 March I 7.30pm – 8.30pm
BOOKING ONLINE REQUIRED!
NEXT SERIES STARTS MONDAY 17 APRIL – BOOKING INFORMATION COMING SOON
What to Expect
We are a registered charity run entirely by volunteers, no-one receives a salary. The funds we receive are used to pay for our venues and operating expenses. Although we charge for classes we also offer low-income rates and no one will ever be turned away for lack of funds.
Our classes are for everyone who is interested in learning how to meditate, regardless of background or belief. They are designed to give a broad introduction to Buddhist meditation, teachings, and practice. Everyone is invited to use whichever aspects of the teachings they find helpful.
No. Anyone can learn basic meditation and experience the benefits that come from having a peaceful mind.
No. Everyone is welcome, including beginners. All you need is the wish to improve yourself and the quality of your life.
No special clothing is required, come as you are.
No. The classes focus on meditation and teachings alone. You can choose to sit on a chair or meditation cushion.