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Stop Worrying, Start Living
With people leading such busy lives, stress is common place these days. We just don't seem to take any downtime, and it can cause a lot of built up tension.
But it is important that we let these feelings out, and give ourselves a chance to breathe. There are a few things you can do to relieve stress, from taking up an enjoyable hobby, to booking a massage to ease those aching muscles.
Another good way to relieve stress is meditation. A lot of people dismiss meditation or make a joke about it, but it really can help. Meditation isn't just about crossing your legs in an awkward position and going 'uhmmmmmm...'.
Meditation is about clearing your mind, and if you learn the right breathing techniques, you will begin to feel much calmer. Meditation is a very prominent part of Buddhist culture. The consider it a way to transform the mind and release negative thoughts.
At a free talk on Sunday 18th November, Buddhist nun, Gen-la Dekyong, will give a guided meditation so that you can experience the peace and freedom of an undistracted mind. In her talk, she will also demonstrate how Buddhists teaching can have a positive impact on our daily lives.
The doors open at the Camden Centre at 1.15pm. The talk starts at 2pm and lasts for an hour and a half; this will be followed by a meditation class at 4.45pm. In between times, you can help yourself to refreshments and browse the bookshop.
The event is free and you can just turn up on the day, but to secure a place, booking is recommended.