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Ritual & Devotion: Engaging Our Emotions

Ritual & Devotion: Engaging Our Emotions

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When:

  • Wed 27 Jul, 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Where:

Wellington Buddhist Centre, 6-8 Broomhedge St, Wellington

Restrictions:

R18

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

Newcomers Night, every Thursday 7-9pm, all welcome. Each evening is standalone, explore meditation & Buddhism in a supportive space.

If we want to make progress in anything in life, we need to value it and have an emotional connection with it, whether it's playing a sport, learning a musical instrument, writing a book, or studying for a qualification.

So it is with the spiritual life. In Buddhism the way we develop our sense of value for and emotional connection with our spiritual life is through ritual. Puja (Sanskrit for ritual) is a devotional practice that engages our emotions through chanting, beauty, and devotional verses.

NEWCOMERS NIGHT: ALL WELCOME
The evening takes place in two halves. In the first half, we’ll introduce an aspect of Buddhism with an opportunity for discussion. After a short break, we’ll explore one of two Buddhist meditations.

Talks:
We introduce traditional teachings of the Buddha in a way that is accessible and practical to everyday life in the modern world. Usually the format is a talk, with an opportunity for questions and discussion.

We have a set series of topics that we cycle through, covering Buddhist ethics, meditation theory and Buddhist wisdom. Every night will stand alone so there is no need for any previous knowledge for any evening and you can start coming at any point in the cycle.

Meditation:
We teach two Buddhist meditation practices: Mindfulness of Breathing, for developing awareness, integration and clarity of mind; and Development of Loving Kindness, which brings about a gentle but radical transformation of our emotional world.

We will help you to set up in good posture and give a fully led practice, so there is no need for any previous experience.

Our Centre runs on generosity. No-one is paid, teachers give their time freely and all tasks related to running the Centre are done by volunteers.

The WBC gives people the tools to work with their minds. Now more than ever, we all need resilience, awareness and positivity.

Support the WBC with your generosity by giving what you can, suggested donation $5-$15.

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