The Buddhist Association of the Goulburn Valley will host a free meditation session in Shepparton.
President of the association Sam Atukorala encouraged everyone to head along to the event, which Buddhist teacher Venerable Dr Buddhrakkita will run at the Shepparton Senior Citizens Centre on Saturday.
Mr Atukorala said meditation was a way of calming the mind and made people more peaceful, balanced and focused in their daily lives.
‘‘Ultimately, it enables us to awaken our spiritual potential and find lasting joy and contentment,’’ he said.
Mr Atukorala said Venerable Dr Buddharakkhita, was born in 1970 in Ireland.
‘‘He is a Buddhist teacher with more than seven years of monkhood in the Theravada Forest Tradition,’’ he said.
‘‘He has spent almost 20 years working and practicing in Asia and Australia.’’
Venerable Dr Buddharakkhita will use timeless meditation from the Buddhist tradition to guide participants to connecting and engaging their heart with daily life.
‘‘Participants will be guided in loving kindness, compassion, sympathetic joy, gratitude and many other topics so they can broaden and build their experience in these beautiful qualities of the heart,’’ Mr Atukorala said.
The meditation session will be on Saturday from noon to 1.30pm at the Shepparton Senior Citizens Centre, 132 Welsford St, Shepparton VIC 3630. For further information, phone Sam Atukorala on 5831 2395.