Join us for a day learning about and practising some meditations designed to give us a taste for freedom.
Buddhists believe that the state of being unenlightened is unnecessary and problematic. It encourages its followers to get out of the repetitive unhelpful thoughts and responses that block us from our true potential and bind us to repeat the mistakes of the past.
Suitable for Buddhists seeking to strengthen their sense of direction and purpose, and for anyone not under the spell that more stuff will make us happy.
Mike Murray is a recognised teacher of courses at the Introductory, Foundational and Basic levels in the education structure of the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT), a Tibetan Buddhist organisation following His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Until recently he was the spiritual programme coordinator, and for a short time the director, of Jamyang Buddhist Centre in London, one of a number of FPMT Buddhist groups in the UK.
His teaching style is more seminar room than lecture hall and his courses are based around student participation in processing and finding the daily life relevance of the topics covered through a mix of study, group discussion, contemplation and meditation.