MEDITATION FOR JOYFUL MIND
These sessions are very carefully designed by Divya Gupta, who lives in the Himalayas and practices under the guidance of Buddhist masters, so as to prepare the young minds to not only become aware of their emotions, but also learn to transform them in their academic and personal lives.
This series of twelve sessions comes with a unique blend of wisdom and compassion-based teachings so as to enable the participants to develop a clear, aware, concentrated, contemplative and joyful mind.
Each one-hour long session shall consist of 15 minutes of introduction to the topic, 20 minutes of Shamatha (calm-abiding) meditation, 10 minutes of analytical meditation (with reference to the topic for the session) and 15 minutes of Q and A.
A tentative session-wise list of topics is as follows:
- Session 1: Are we free from external influence?
- Session 2: Do we want to be just happy or genuinely happy?
- Session 3: Is it possible to let go of attachment and still love the other person?
- Session 4: What is the harm that we do to ourselves through our anger?
- Session 5: Is low self-esteem/ depression a permanent state of mind? Does it have a solid basis to exist? Let’s analyse.
- Session 6: What is the ground for the fears to arise and grow? How do we go deeper into understanding them?
- Session 7: How can we become more compassionate and loving towards oneself?
- Session 8: Will things always be the same? If not, why do we cling?
- Session 9: How do things exist? What is the hidden behind the seen?
- Session 10: How to develop a joyful mind in our pursuit for genuine happiness?
- Session 11: How to develop a mind free of attachment for friends and hatred for enemies?
- Session 12: Is there a difference between the way reality is and the way things appear to us?
All the above topics are interconnected and are like a ladder to build a thorough understanding of the mind and how to cultivate a balance through meditation and right understanding.
Hence, it is advisable for the participants to attend all the sessions.
Still, in case, someone skips a topic, s/he can still follow the instructions in the next session.
August 8-September 13.
A total of 12 one-hour-long sessions shall be offered on Saturday and Sunday of every week.
The timing of the sessions shall be from 6-7 pm.
Kindly fill the application form here: www.sahajfoundation.in/application-form-for-mfjm.html
The suggested range of contribution is Rs. 600- Rs. 1,800 for the entire program.
The participants are encouraged to contribute as per their heart and financial situation.
The ones who are capable of contributing on a higher side are encouraged to do so, as we also wish to accommodate a few individuals who are not in a position to contribute financially.