How To Let Go of Suffering
A Meditation Course
Note: The January-February course is now full. This course runs in March-April.
“There are two kinds of suffering: The suffering that leads to more suffering and the suffering that leads to the end of suffering. If your are not willing to face the second kind of suffering, you will surely continue to experience the first.” Ajahn Chah
The Buddha taught that our unhappiness is rooted in our tendency to grasp and cling to what is impermanent. Thus we fear growing old, fear losing what we want to keep, fear not getting what we want, fear meeting with misfortune, etc. Our lives can feel small and contracted as a result.
There is another way. We can choose to be courageous. Through moment-to-moment awareness, we can learn to receive whatever life brings with awareness and acceptance, and to let go of it when it passes. This is liberation.
This six-evening course is suitable for students who are new to meditation and to those seeking to deepen their practice and understanding. It will be taught by Nelle Oosterom, chair of the Winnipeg Insight Meditation Group.
Location: St. Peter’s Anglican Church, 755 Elm Street (on Grant Avenue)
Dates: Thursday evenings on March 28, April 4, 11, 18, 25, and May 2.
Time: 7:00 pm to 8:15 pm
Cost: By donation
This course is offered freely under an ancient Buddhist tradition known as dana. Dana (a Pali word meaning generosity) is a 2,500-year-old tradition that ensures that no one is barred from receiving teachings for economic reasons. There will be a donation box and you may confidentially offer an amount of your choosing.