Every Tuesday evening the Armadale Meditation Group holds a meditation class from 7pm to 8.30pm. Currently all classes are being conducted via ZOOM.  Please contact armadale@bswa.org for login details.

The classes will be conducted live on Zoom by a variety of monks from Bodhinyana Monastery, Serpentine WA (or Lay Teachers during Rains Retreat 10 July – 16 October 2022).

Each class generally begins with chanting the Metta Sutta, then receiving introductory meditation instructions for 1/2 hour, a guided meditation for 1/2 hour, and the last 1/2 hour is dedicated to a Q&A session and Dhamma talk (if time permits).

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Speaker: Shona Olykan

Shona draws on her upbringing in the then isolated community of Karamea on the West Coast of the South Island in New Zealand, her teaching background and her family of seven and their near self-sufficient lifestyles in Canterbury. She is an intrepid traveller, spending time in less known areas. The Iona Christian Community in Scotland and Ikari, one of the Blue Zone areas, where people are known to live beyond 100 years, in good health, have both inspired her. In Ikaria dementia and Alzheimer’s are seldom heard of and heart disease and cancer are significantly less, compared to other parts of the world. Her time on the island has given her a renewed vision, and has stimulated her passion to share her insights on the art of ageing well with others through her seminars and talks.

Ageing Well

Shona will speak on her continued efforts to seek more depth within her Christian journey which has led her into contemplative meditation. In developing her daily practice she has been inspired by the teachings of Eckhart Tolle. She is passionate towards leading a balanced life based on sound dietary practices, sensible exercise and compassionate meditation. Shona believes that right now is the best time to exercise the choices we currently have, to increase our awareness and well being.

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