Obstacles and Antidotes to Resting the Mind

Wednesday 25 March 2020 (19:15 -21:00)
17 Lower Redland Road, Redland
Teacher : Irene Cleghorn
Price : £8
When we receive shamatha meditation instruction the practice sounds simple and straightforward, but when we try to sit down to practice rather than a resting mind, we can encounter all kinds of challenges to our practice.

Shamatha is usually translated as calm/peaceful abiding, however at times the content of our mind may seem anything but.  We may even find that sitting down to get started presents a challenge.  Fortunately, we are not the only ones to experience challenges to our practice. The teachings on obstacles and antidotes are of long standing and have been of help to many generations before us. 

During the evening we will look into the difficulties that we ourselves experience and how these fit with the traditional view of obstacles and antidotes. In this way we can discover how to continue our practice in a way that remains kind to ourselves.