Habits of Happy People
Happiness is something that each one of us has the potential to experience, but often our habitual ways of thinking take us in the opposite direction. This engaging 4-week mindfulness series will teach critical lessons about some of the habits of happy people that will enrich your life’s experience.
We will explore several meditations and ways of thinking that uplift the mind and how by carrying these with mindfulness into our day we can maintain a light, joyful attitude whatever life throws our way. Everyone is welcome to attend this series of classes. No previous experience necessary.
Monday 12th Feb | Contentment
“Without contentment, a rich man will think he is poor”- Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. By learning to be happy with what we have we can overcome our overwhelming dissatisfaction, simplify our life and be able to focus more easily on internal changes.
Monday 19th Feb | Gratitude
We can get so stuck focusing on the negative that we can forget to appreciate all the benefit we receive from others. By maintaining an awareness of the kindness of others in our life we can keep a positive, grateful mind that will make us more warm and well disposed towards others and protect us from unhappy thoughts.
Monday 26th Feb | Joy
It is very easy to allow our mind to focus in ways that are contradictory with our basic wish to be happy. This class will explore teachings and meditations that enable us to keep a positive mind and overcome negative thoughts such as jealousy, competitiveness and discouragement.
Monday 5th Mar | Acceptance
In this class, we will learn how to maintain a calm and joyful mind even in the most challenging circumstances through applying Buddha’s teachings on patient acceptance.
Monday 12th Mar | Love
There are many types of love and many levels. If our love is weak, our relationships will be unstable and possibly filled with conflict. If we learn how to deepen and strengthen our love, our relationships will be stronger, more harmonious and longer lasting.
Monday 19th Mar | Confidence
In order to be genuinely happy, we have to learn how to let go of discouragement and self-criticism. To develop real confidence we need a deep awareness of our potential and be able to hold this with mindfulness in daily life. When we are able to do this our confidence will grow as will our happiness.
Each week a different meditation will be explained. Mindfulness methods will also be taught to help us feel positive and peaceful.
Monday 26th Mar | No class – Easter Break
with Gen Lekma, Principal Teacher at KMC Southampon
Mindfulness & Meditation have been practiced for thousands of years and have many applications that can help to solve the problems faced within our busy modern lives *** Suitable for Beginners ***
“When things go wrong in our life and we encounter difficult situations, we tend to regard the situation itself as our problem, but in reality whatever problems we experience come from the side of the mind. If we were to respond to difficult situations with a peaceful and positive mind they would not be problems for us. We may even regard them as challenges or opportunities for growth. Problems arise only if we respond to difficulties with a negative state of mind. Therefore if we want to be free from problems we must transform our mind.”
Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, How to Transform your Life
BENEFITS OF MEDITATION & MINDFULNESS
- Become free from stress & anxiety
- Learn to experience deep inner peace
- Remain calm & composed in busy life
- Transform difficulties by using Buddhist wisdom
- Increase concentration & focus
- Develop happy and positive attitudes
See Weekly Calendar ~ you can book online or Book at the Reception