Meditation and Mindfulness Classes
Meditation and Mindfulness Training
When Buddha first began to teach, meditation and mindfulness were taught separately. Buddha noted that both were useful tools, but as they were being used they did not assist in changing consciousness. Without changing consciousness in a sustainable way, the benefits of both mindfulness and meditation would quickly disappear.
Buddha also saw that without utilizing meditation and mindfulness whilst doing daily activities, there was no immediate workable solution for stress or stress triggers.
First Buddha blended calmness meditation with mindfulness in sitting practice. This prepared a person for sustaining calmness in daily activities.
Second, the Buddha had his disciples who had developed some success with sitting, move to standing, then walking. He progressed them onto more and more complex, attention-demanding activities while holding onto calmness. This taught them how to take that calmness into their daily activities in life.
Meditation was then used as a refuge from emotional reactiveness and as an oasis to rest in serenity throughout the day. Calmness becomes a means to offset stress right as it is being triggered. Mindfulness, clarity and normal functioning are also cultivated through this practice to allow for a full day of activities.
Jhana and the Siddhis:
In the Buddhist siddhi yogic tradition, meditation is also used as a means to cultivate “jhana”. There are 9 jhana levels in total, and each one is characterized by a unique state of consciousness. Siddhis, or uncommon supranormal abilities, are often an effect of a mind concentrated in jhana.
Unique and useful benefits:
Overcomes and prevents stress
Staying calm regardless of the circumstances
Staying clear and functional in daily life
Improving concentration skills for developing healing abilities
Can be used to stop emotional reactiveness on the spot
A doorway to higher states of consciousness
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BUDDHIST PSYCHOLOGY TEACHINGS
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Victoria: Thurs 7:30-9:00pm
Brentwood Bay: Mon 7:00-8:30
MEDITATION AND MINDFULNESS CLASSES
Private classes available.
Basic taught in Buddhist psychology.
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