On Thursday, January 24th, 2019 Seattle Meditation Center, Washington, USA had offered a Meditation class for English speakers.
There was a total of 16 people who joined the class: 13 meditators, 1 volunteer and 2 staff members
The program started with drinking warm tea, introducing themselves, and sharing why they come to learn meditation.
Then, the teaching monk taught new comers the basic meditation practice, led us 40 minutes meditation and ended with sharing loving kindness to everyone in the room and all over the world. Everyone meditated happily and peacefully.
Before the end of the class, some participants had a chance to share their experiences. Most of the participants had good experiences. The teaching monk then offered some tips for improvement.
The teacher offered a good story that we can use in our daily life. The topic is about how important it is to have a true friend. A real good friend can help, protect, support you and even save your life. To win a friend and build a strong and good relationship, you must offer 4 good qualities.
2) Giving good & kind words
3) Being helpful to your friends
4) Being consistent in the above 3 qualities
Everyone is thankful to the teaching monk. Definitely we will keep that in mind and use it daily.
Before going home, participants offered donations to Seattle Meditation Center and received the blessing from the teaching monk. Everyone enjoyed and went home happily.
We are sharing merit with you all.