MeditationWith the pace and stress of modern life our body and mind can easily become out of balance. By training in meditation, we learn to identify and maintain positive states of mind that lead to peace, calm and clarity and learn to identify, reduce and eliminate negative states of mind that lead to unhappiness. By practicing meditation we learn how to develop a more healthy and happy mind, and naturally bring benefit to our self and others.

Drop into any of the weekly General Program (GP) classes held throughout Connecticut and New England.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which classes should I start with?

All general program classes are ideal for beginners and experienced meditators alike. Classes may include topics like overcoming stress and anxiety, improving relationships, gaining peace of mind, learning to love, and dealing with anger. No previous experience in meditation is necessary.

What is the class format?

Classes include a brief guided meditation, practical advice on how to apply Buddhist principles into your daily life and then a second guided meditation to gain a deeper understanding, allowing time to take the advice to heart. There is also time for discussion and questions.

Do I need to have experience in meditation or Buddhism to attend classes?

No, all you need is the wish to improve yourself and the quality of your mind and life. You don’t have to be Buddhist to gain benefit from meditating and putting the advice into practice in daily life.

How should I dress for class?

There is no special clothing needed for these meditation classes. Chairs and cushions are available.

Do I have to wait for the next series of classes to begin?

Feel free to drop in to any of the classes in a series. Attending the entire series of classes is highly beneficial as each class builds on the next. However, each class is taught in such a way that if you only attend one class, you will still derive benefit from it.

If you are interested in studying Buddha’s teachings at a deeper level, please inquire about our in-depth study program or retreat sessions. For more information call 860-266-6041 or email info@odiyana.org.