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Simply Meditate

Simply Meditate 

Learn to meditate in half a day

with Buddhist Teacher Jon Murray

On this half day course learn simple meditations which can be practised at home or any time you need a break from busy daily life.  Applying the methods taught will lead to happiness, a sense of purpose and harmony in your relationships.

This course is suitable for both beginners and those wishing to improve their meditation practice.  

Sunday 15 July 10.30 – 1 pm

£12 | Members free

 




 

 

 

 

Food for Thought – SOLD OUT!!

This popular event is back this time promising to serve up a sensational feast of Indian vegetarian dishes.  If Indian cuisine is your thing, this event will not disappoint.  The evening will begin with a guided group meditation which will take place in our beautiful meditation room.  No experience of meditation is necessary to enjoy the full benefit of this event.  

Due to its popularity advance booking is essential. 

Saturday 23 June 7-10pm 

£15 | £12 Members

For more information about the event please contact the Centre

 

 

Mahayana Precepts – A Purification Practice

Mahayana Precepts – 24 hour Fasting & Purification Practice

This is a precious and powerful practice that purifies negative karma and produces positive karma, or good fortune for our future. It functions to improve our mindfulness and our familiarity with the practice of moral discipline, which help us to improve our daily meditation and mindfulness practices.

This practise is traditionally done at daybreak on the 15th of every month. It takes the form of a short Sadhana of prayers and meditations, which, in general is guided. This takes place at 6.30am at the temple.
When we take the eight Mahayana precepts, we explicitly promise to abstain for twenty-four hours from eight actions: Killing
Stealing
Sexual activity
Lying
Taking intoxicants
Eating after lunch
Sitting on high or luxurious thrones or seats
Wearing ornaments, perfume, etc, and singing and dancing, etc.

These eight, however, are merely symbolic, for in reality we promise to abstain from all non-virtuous actions for twenty-four hours.
Taking and keeping these precepts is a special purification practice. Buddha realised that all living beings’ suffering comes from their previous negative karma, and so he taught special practices to purify it.
Anyone is welcome to attend this early morning session and participate in this very meaningful day. It is recommended to treat this day like a special spiritual day of retreat where, even if we have many things to do, we mentally focus on making every activity meaningful and refrain from meaningless, ordinary activities that often clutter our day and mind.

If you are new to this practice please contact Jon for more information- education@meditateinglasgow.org

0141 3341334