On Tuesday our Sangha started our fourth beginners meditation course. It runs for six weeks and we were over subscribed, having twenty participants responding to our advertisement. It was a little crowded in our venue but everybody was very good natured and we had a good positive first week. Suzie and myself lead the meditations and talks and we have excellent support from Maggie, Sam and Kevin. We are a very good team and the evident rapport between us is, I think, a good example of the friendships formed within a Buddhist Spiritual Sangha.
Some participants were interested in Buddhism and some came simply to learn meditation. I myself get an enormous satisfaction from these courses. I firmly believe that meditation not only improves the quality of the meditators life but affects in a positive way anybody around the meditator. So conscious that I do not give enough back to the world in so many other ways at least teaching meditation is a step in the right direction.