MEDITATION is a powerful tool in overcoming modern day stress, says buddhist nun Gen Kelsang Drolkyi.
These days stress seem endless and impossible to avoid, from worries over family and work to finances and health.
“In reality however the true causes of stress lie within our own mind,” she says.
Around the world more and more people are taming stress and creating more positivity in their lives through mediation.
“It’s a powerful tool to gradually reduce and eventually eliminate negative, disturbed states of mind…and replace them with positive, peaceful states.”
Gen Drolkyi will explain how to use meditation to combat stress and develop mental freedom in a talk at the Fremantle Town Hall on Thursday February 7.
“By gaining experience of Buddhist meditation techniques and positive thinking we can learn to control our mind, rather than allowing our mind to control us.
“Through this, we will be able to keep a calm and happy mind, regardless of our external circumstances, and thereby enjoy a stress-free life.”
A Buddhist nun for more than 20 years, Gen Drolkyi is the senior teacher at the Kadampa Mediation Centre in Singapore and travels the world passing on her vast knowledge.
She’s in WA as a guest of the East Fremantle Kadampa Centre.
The centre is part of the New Kadampa Tradition of Buddhism, a not-for-profit, international network of more than 1200 temples and mediation centres worldwide.
NKT is a global movement created by Kelsang Gyatso in the UK in 1991, with the aim of making Buddhism more accessible to 21st century living.
It now has more than 200 centres and 900 branches in 40 countries.
You can hear Gen Kelsang Drolkyi at the Fremantle Town Hall, Thursday, February 7 from 7pm-8.30pm.
Bookings essential, tickets $25 at http://www.meditateinperth.org/overcoming-stress
by JENNY D’ANGER