“Regardless of who we are, the main purpose of our life–you could call it ‘the heart of being human’–is to be happy.”- HH The Dalai Lama
This secular workshop offers an introduction to meditation that is suitable for people from all walks of life, and any religion. The teachings are drawn from the Buddhist Tradition, however this is a secular course suitable for all.
Meditation for Busy People is held by Rigpa Senior Instructors. It is based on Sogyal Rinpoche's 'What Meditation Really Is' course, which brings together over 2,000 years of Buddhist wisdom and experience in a way that is authentic, accessible and completely relevant to modern life. Many people in the West have a misunderstanding of what meditation practice really is. We may think we cannot meditate because we have “too many thoughts to meditate” – this workshop dispels this myth and shows how meditation is actually about directly working with these thoughts rather than attempting to block or suppress them.
This workshop blends guided meditation instruction, practical tips, question and answer sessions with the best teachings on meditation by Sogyal Rinpoche and other meditation masters.
Meditation is particularly useful for busy people – it reduces the stress of a busy lifestyle and allows the insight that arises from meditation to balance and prioritise our activities within a more holistic perspective.
“How many of us are swept away…. by what I have come to call an 'active laziness'? It consists of cramming our lives with compulsive activity, so that there is no time at all to confront the real issues.” ― Sogyal Rinpoche
There is growing scientific evidence that meditation has many positive effects on our health and well being. Meditation techniques are routinely used in the medical treatment of stress, depression and a wide range of other medical conditions.
This workshop is suitable for beginners and more experienced meditators of any religion or tradition.
Please book online to reserve your place, or call us on 4911 1108.