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The Four Establishments of Mindfulness

The Four Establishments of Mindfulness

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When:

  • Sun 17 Feb, 10:00am – 11:15am
  • Sun 24 Feb, 10:00am – 11:15am
  • Sun 3 Mar, 10:00am – 11:15am
  • Sun 10 Mar, 10:00am – 11:15am

Where:

Phen Day Dhargyey Ling, 34 Dudley Street, Richmond, Christchurch

Restrictions:

All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

Training the mind in the mindfulness of body, feelings, mental states and mental qualities. The goal of studying Buddhism is to understand the nature of the mind and understand the nature of reality, to obtain true happiness. The term to become ‘enlightened’ means to ‘awaken the mind’. On what is referred to as the spiritual path is to develop the mind in all the positive (enlightened) qualities.

There are seven sets of qualities with a total of thirty-seven individual qualities in the Buddhist commentaries:
- Four Establishments of Mindfulness
- Four right exertions/efforts
- Fours Bases of Mental superpowers
- Five Spiritual Powers
- Five Strengths
- Seven factors of Enlightenment
- Noble Eightfold path

Venerable Geshe Nyima Dorje, Christchurch’s resident Tibetan monk and scholar, will offer a brief introduction to the Four Establishments of Mindfulness over four weeks.

This brief introduction will cover the four mindfulness’s and how to meditate:
- Mindfulness of the body
- Mindfulness of feelings
- Mindfulness of mental states (mind)
- Mindfulness of mental qualities (phenomenon)

Following on from the four week discourse there will be an additional four weeks of actual group meditation practice. Geshe Nyima Dorje lives and reside in Christchurch, originally from Tibet, he spent over twenty-five years studying and graduating from the world’s largest Tibetan Buddhist Monastery, Sera Jey Monastic University in India.

All classes are no charge, donations welcomed. For further information and to register for the classes please email christchurch.dhargyey@gmail.com.

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