Gen Lekma is our Resident Teacher at KMC Southampton. She is a senior Buddhist nun with more than 25 years of teaching and meditation experience and she has taught in England and the United States for much of this time. Her clear, profound and entertaining talks express the path of wisdom and meditation in a way that is ideally suited for people of the modern world. She is greatly cherished by her students for her warm, light and wise example.
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About the course
You will learn:
What qualities we need to be aware of in meditation that will lead us to realizations
What meditations are the most important for our happiness
How to have confidence we can attain realizations
One of the simplest ways of understanding the goal of meditation is to know it is a way to make ourselves happy.
There are many levels of happiness, sometimes it is short and fleeting and sometimes it feels very strong and powerful. However, the happiness meditation can bring, is pure, lasting happiness that cannot be destroyed by changing conditions.
To attain this lasting happiness we need to develop inner spiritual realizations. These are states of happiness, such and love, and compassion – but that are so stable they never leave our mind. Once we have these realizations, we will never think, act or speak without love or compassion. Thus we will have found a way to be happy all the time.
To achieve realizations we need very specific correct instructions. On this Day Workshop, Gen Lekma will explain the essential instructions we need to practice every day to make sure our practice of meditation is leading to the result of realizations.