Chanted Meditation for Good Fortune, with Dharma Discussion
“Going for refuge” means going to that mental place which directly protects you from suffering. Buddha taught that external problems require external solutions, whereas internal problems such as suffering and unhappiness require internal solutions. Since happiness is a state of mind, its main cause must also be a state of mind.
Through the practice of going for refuge, we are familiarizing ourself with looking inward for solutions to unpleasant feelings in our mind, rather than trying to change or control external conditions. By learning to solve our daily problems from the inside-out, we can then settle our mind and remain calm and peaceful even during the most difficult of times. If we always go for refuge, even when everything is going well, we shall become so close to Buddha that when we do experience misfortune we shall receive help easily.
All our prayers and meditation practices are recited in English with beautiful, easy-to-learn melodies and CD accompaniment.
Everyone is welcome to participate in these beautiful prayers. We recommend that you arrive about ten minutes early to be seated and relaxed at the start of the session.
|Meeting Day:||Sunday, September 30th, 2012|
|Time:||6:00pm – 7:30pm|
156 Newtown Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
|Please Note:||From 264, turn south onto Newtown Road. The Newtown Professional Park is located next to Chartway and across from Ruby Tuesdays. We are one block north of the Norfolk Tide's Newtown Road station.|
|Cost (giving for|
the benefit of all):
|Registration:||No registration required. Walk-ins welcome!|