Wednesday, 25 February 2015
Using meditation to overcome stress and tension
"Overtime stress can seriously affect our mental and physical wellbeing. The wear and tear of our everyday responsibilities can put such a strain on our mind that even when we do get a break we cannot enjoy it because we know the next wave of challenges is coming soon. Thankfully stress is entirely created from within our mind, not from without. In this course will examine meditation as a powerful tool we can use to overcome the stress and tension that normally fills our mind. We can learn to change how we react to our normal daily pressures with a peaceful creative and clear mind all the time. We can even learn to enjoy challenges and responsibilities that previously were the source of great anxiety.
“Many people are looking for a quick fix when it comes to dealing with stress,” states Joe Gauthier, Buddhism & Meditation teacher at Lamrim Kadampa Buddhist Center in Davenport, Iowa, “but you have to go to the source of it-our unrealistic ways of looking at our life. There are many factors that contribute to our daily stress that we are completely unaware of; just by knowing these we can start to protect our mind from the daily strain that robs us of our happiness and well-being.”
The series will be at Lamrim Kadampa Buddhist Center