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Spring Meditation Series with Bhante Pema

Believe it or not, Bhante Pema’s Spring Meditation Series at Yoga Matrika is almost full already and it is not even February!  This is a very special opportunity for all adults who are interested in meditation in Pittsburgh to gather in this intimate space and learn from this most wonderful teacher.  If you are interested in practicing with Bhante Pema on Monday nights, please register soon to save your place in this series.  If space is available, we will open the class to drop-in students, but please do not count on this.  Pregnant students are welcome to attend as meditation is a beautiful and supportive practice while you are expecting.  Chairs are provided for anyone who would be more comfortable sitting in a more supported way during class. Spring Series: Monday Nights from 7:30 to 8:45 pm March 12 through May 28th 12-classes in the series for $130 REGISTER HERE Join Bhante Pema, the current Abbot of the Pittsburgh Buddhist Center, for this 12-week mediation course. The cost for the series of 12-classes is $130. …

Introduction to Meditation

Introduction to Meditation   By Bhante Pemaratana Pittsburgh Buddhist Center In our life we all need to maintain physical health. We need to build healthy relationships. We need to achieve personal satisfaction and inner happiness. We need to realize the deep sense of meaning of our life. What is essential for all the above things is a healthy mind. The ancient Greeks glorified the body, its wellbeing and health, as well as the mind. The Romans famously said that man’s ideal should be ‘mens sana in corpore sano”! Healthy mind in a healthy body.  And in China Lao- Tse spoke of harmony achieved by equilibrium of the mind. And the Buddha said that good health was the greatest profit, and contentment is the greatest wealth one could accumulate.  Though many of us are aware of the value of a healthy mind, we rarely know the way to achieve it. Meditation is a systematic method to develop a healthy mind. Achieving a healthy mind is not only about eradicating viruses that make the mind sick but …