Discovering Your True Self

 Meditation practices to uncover your authentic nature.

Most of us suffer from some degree of insecurity. We may think at times that we are not good enough. We may measure ourselves against others and find ourselves lacking. We may put on a face for the world that we hope will cover what we see as our flaws. Feeling small and limited, we suffer.

Spiritual teachers, mystics, and poets throughout the ages have pointed out that we are not the fixed, confined beings we think we are. It’s said that the sense of limited self that arises when we cling to our thoughts and emotions is like a dark cloud covering the sun.

How do we dispel this cloud of delusion, this false sense of self? More than 2500 years ago, the Buddha passed down some very practical instructions for awakening to our true nature. These start with cultivating awareness of the present moment.

This six-session Insight Meditation course offers teachings, guided meditation, and discussion in a small group setting of ten people or less. The course is suitable for beginners as well as experienced meditators.

Location: St. Peter’s Anglican Church, 755 Elm Street (on Grant Avenue)

Dates: Thursday evenings on April 5, 12, 19, 26, May 3, and 10.

Time: 7:00 pm to 8:15 pm

Cost: Dana (by donation)

Registration: Email oosterom@mts.net to register. 

This course will be taught by Nelle Oosterom, Chair of the Winnipeg Insight Meditation Group.