Tuesday Evening Class: Meditation and Buddhism
From Tuesday 16th of October 2018 on we will be hosting a drop-in evening in the Kilcoole Community Centre (7.30 pm – 9.30pm). This will be an opportunity to meet and meditate with others and to receive some input on meditation and aspects of the Buddhist tradition.
These evenings are open to anyone who knows how to meditate and is looking for a bit of support to keep their practice alive and also, to anyone who is new to meditation and wants to find out more about it.
We will ask for a small donation to cover costs but there is no commitment to come every week, come when you can.
Series on the Stupa
Our next series of evenings, beginning on Tuesday 15th January, will explore the stupa, which is a mound-like or hemispherical structure that sometimes contains Buddhist relics and is often used as a place of meditation. It is an edifice rich in symbolism that can tell us much about the nature of spiritual practice.
The series of evenings will explore, among other things: the history and development of the stupa; the four elements of ‘matter’; the five elements and psycho-spiritual energy; how to activate one’s spiritual energies; and the symbolism of the Flaming Drop, which sits at the very top of the structure.
The evenings will begin at 7.30pm in the Kilcoole Community Centre with a meditation, followed by a chance to talk about meditation and practice, and then a presentation on the theme.
All are welcome, no previous experience of meditation or Buddhism is needed.
Our next Introduction to Buddhist Meditation will take place on Sunday 27th January from 10.30am – 1pm in the Kilcoole Community Centre