Kingston Meditation Classes
We offer drop-in meditation classes at The Spire that are suitable for beginners as well as experienced meditators. These classes are also livestreamed. We welcome everyone, of all ages, races, genders and sexual orientations. Each class includes a teaching and two guided meditations based on Buddha’s teachings. Through these meditation classes, we can learn how to use Buddha’s advice to solve all of our daily problems and find the peace and happiness we seek. The times and days of the classes are below. More information as to how to find us at The Spire can also be found on the pages below. The classes are $12, but no one is turned away for lack of funds. If you need a discounted rate, please email: email@example.com Everyone is welcome!
Thursdays, 7:00-8:15pm: More info about Thursday classes
This class is on break from July 21st to August 11th. The first class after the break is August 18th.
I'm New Here! What Can I Expect?
Our classes are structured as follows:
1) Guided Meditation
Be guided in a breathing meditation so as to connect you to a feeling of inner peace. No prior meditation experience is necessary.
2) Short Talk
Every week the teachings explore one aspect of Buddha’s
teachings, which focus on solutions to problems in daily life.
At the end of the class, we conclude with a meditation based on the teaching that was given during the class.
The purpose of meditation is to cultivate positive states of mind, conducive to peace and well-being, and overcome negative habits of mind. Happiness is a state of mind, therefore the real source of happiness lies in the mind, not in external situations. When our mind is peaceful we are free from worries and mental discomfort, and we experience true happiness.