Meditation Class Monday, April 22nd at 7 PM Congregational Church Annex led by Brenda Bly

The Dalai Lama preaches the importance of developing a consistent meditation practice, regardless of faith tradition, to move one towards a calmer inner life, which then spreads to our families, our communities, and to the world at large.  The Dalai Lama has transformed spirituality, neuroscience, and education by adapting these ancient Tibetan Buddhist practices for a secular world.  We have much to learn from him. 

As a follow up to the Dalai Lama film (shown April 7th), Brenda is offering an intro to meditation class.  Brenda will talk briefly about the benefits to be gained from a consistent practice, and then will lead participants through a variety of meditation techniques. 

This class is free and open to all who are interested.  

April Movie Night — Sunday, April 7th at 4 PM  in the Church Annex

This highly-rated 2017 documentary is a portrait of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, featuring interviews with his family and the people he has inspired since his exile from Tibet in 1959.  His life in exile has been extraordinary, and the question of whether there will be a 15th Dalai Lama is explored and unanswered in this film. The Dalai Lama himself has said he will not be reincarnated because he does not want the Chinese involved in choosing his successor. 

The future remains a mystery, but one thing is certain: This man exudes happiness and peace, in spite of the genocide of his people at the hands of the Chinese. He has transformed spirituality, neuroscience, and education by adapting ancient Tibetan Buddhist practices for a secular world.  We have much to learn from him.