On Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019 Seattle Meditation Center, Washington, USA had offered a Meditation class for English speakers. There was a total of 17 people who joined the class: 15 meditators, 1 volunteer and 1 staff member.
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 Middle way meditation, 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 an important point for us to always remember and keep in mind. We have a great tendency to do things that are bad, harmful or even dangerous for us. Certain temptations may cause us to be attached to them and not able to see the potential bad consequences.
Practicing meditation will help us to become mindful and allow us to make good judgements for us and everyone surrounding us.
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.