English Beginner Course: Shamatha and Compassion
Cycle of 9 Sunday mornings including (tea)-break - 10:00 to 11:30 AM
25 September 2022
16 October 2022
20 November 2022
18 December 2022
15 January 2023
19 February 2023
19 March 2023
16 April 2023
21 May 2023
Location: Laan van Meerdervoort 200 A, 2517 BJ The Hague
Shamatha meditation is the foundation for various Buddhist meditation forms and methods. Shamatha teaches us how to calm our constantly active mind and how to develop calmness, clarity and concentration. Compassion is one of the four immeasurables. It is defined as the wish that others might be free from suffering and its causes.
Our innate capacity for empathy is the source of that most precious of all human qualities. In this beginners course we will use the meditation on Avalokiteshvara to develop compassion. The practical composition and constructive structure ensures that after the course you can continue to meditate independently at home with the help of the handouts.
Meditating with each other is guided and then mainly in silence with feedback moments. We also pay attention to your sitting position.
The course is given in the Sakya center, we meditate on a chair, cushion or bench. Mats, meditation cushions and benches are provided. Please bring your own pair of warm socks and/or shawl.
COST: € 10 per session; € 5 for people with a minimum income. If this is still too burdensome, this can be deviated from.