On Thursday, January 31st, 2019 Seattle Meditation Center, Washington, USA had offered a Meditation class for English speakers.
There was a total of 12 people who joined the class: 9 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 said relaxation is the core of meditation.
The teacher offered a good story that we can use in our daily life. The topic is about how to choose the right role model which will affect and influence your behavior, characters and actions that you do.
Normally we tend to behave and do the same things as we see from our parents, teachers, friends and people surrounding us. What we see on TV also has great influence and impact on us, especially our children.
Therefore it is very important to choose the right and good models that will better our lives and families as well as bringing us happiness. The Buddha once said we should choose wise people to be our role models and avoid associating with fools.
Everyone is thankful to the teaching monk. Definitely we will keep that in mind and use it daily.
We are sharing merit with you all.