Date(s) - 15/03/2021
Starting on March 15, 2021, the honorable Sri Lankan Buddhistic monk Bahnte Pasadhika Tero will be giving an online meditation program for anyone who likes to join. You can read more about Bahnte here: https://antonabroad.com/becoming-a-buddhist-monk-a-life-decision-that-i-did-not-regret/
The program is for free and held online once per week. Each session is 60 minutes, in which the students will meditate together, learn about Buddhistic philosophy and have the possibility to ask Bahnte Pasadhika questions. During the program, students will learn different meditation techniques, including Anapana meditation, Vipassana meditation and Metta meditation. The session will last for 2 months
When meditating, we try to observe things as they are, without reacting to them or trying to change them. We just observe. Often, emotions or unobserved thoughts distort how we see the world around us. They distort reality. An example of this is how quickly we tend to judge people, ourselves, situations or conditions. Life is wonderful but it also might be difficult at times. We may experience disappointment, frustration and sadness when things don’t go as we wish or if life just overwhelms us. The loss of a loved one, the outbreak of a pandemic, accidents, or a broken heart – While we often can’t control what happens to us, we can control how we react to the things happening to us. Our mind is our window to the world. Through our mind, we interpret and see the world. If it is loaded with negative thoughts and beliefs, we see the world as such. By meditating, we train our awareness to “see things as they are”, and not as our mind interprets them. In other words: by meditating, we become more aware of what is happening inside of us and outside of us. The awareness gained through meditation can be taken into our everyday lives, making us more concentrated and focused on the present moment.
For more information about meditation please visit: antonabroad.com/onlinemeditation
To participate, please sign up by sending an e-mail with your name and contact details to firstname.lastname@example.org. You don’t need to be a member of the Honours College to participate in this course, it is open to everyone. You also don’t need to be a spiritual or religious person to benefit from meditation. The meditation techniques taught in this course can be learned easily and are non-sectarian.