Peace of Mind – Feeling Content

Peace of Mind – Feeling Content
DATE: Sunday 6 October, 2024
TIME: 10 am – 1 pm
LOCATION: Square Edge
Cost: $30 ($15 unwaged)


What does it feel like to have peace of mind, to feel content? It means: I don’t need anything, I don’t want anything, I have what I need, I have what I want. It is so rare we say that, that we have a take it or leave it attitude. That we think: I’m happy with regard to my possessions, enjoyments, looks, relationships etc. I am at peace.  If we are not expecting a certain outcome, we can let go, relax.

On this course we look at methods to develop this peace of mind, to help us to feel more content. We will see the difference between happiness that comes from external conditions and happiness that comes from within and we will learn to find real happiness through training our mind.


Square Edge
47 The Square
Palmerston North

Resident Teacher, Birgit Saunders

Kadam Birgit Saunders, Resident Teacher of Amitabha Kadampa Buddhist Centre

Kadam Birgit has been a student of Kadampa Buddhism since arriving in New Zealand over twelve years ago. Birgit began teaching with Kadampa Meditation Centre in Wellington where she was also Admin Director (AD) for three years.

Since moving to Palmerston North in 2016 she worked closely with Gen Kelsang Demo as the Education Programme Coordinator (EPC) for the Centre and teaching classes in Dannevirke, Feilding, at the Cancer Society and Massey University, while also working at the Cancer Society.

Birgit was appointed Resident Teacher of Amitabha Kadampa Buddhist Centre at the beginning of 2020, and brings sincerity, bubbly enthusiasm and kindness to her teaching. She is always looking for ways to make Dharma practical, relevant and meaningful so that students are able to see how to use Dharma and meditation to make positive changes in their lives.