Finding happiness in the western world
March 20, 2017
“The pursuit of happiness” is a common bond that unites so many of us— regardless of our economic or social position, regardless of what we’ve acquired along the way, nearly everyone on the planet is actively engaged in finding sustainable happiness. It’s this mysterious wind that seems to come in, fill us with joy, then leave as unpredictably as it arrived. We search for ways to capture it— to keep it around and within us long term, but inevitably it escapes and we find ourselves searching again. We can’t buy it, we can’t build it— but we can cultivate a simple mindfulness practice that leads to Sustainable happiness that will permeate every aspect of our lives. Mindfulness in everyday life is easy to learn, simple to practice and an essential element in creating a happy life.
In this 2-hr Meditation session, Bhante Sujatha will teach and guide us with techniques taught by the Buddha 2500 years ago.
This session will include:
- An Introduction - What is Meditation and Why?
- Sharing love, kindness and closeness
- Instruction on Meditation Posture - Mindful breathing, techniques of concentration and the opening of one's wisdom eye
- Group Discussion - Time for questions and answers
Practicing Meditation helps us to learn how to live with a deeper awareness, bringing peace, clarity and happiness in our lives.
Saint Peters University Hospital
Sister Marie de Pazzi Conference Room