Learn how to “make friends with your mind” as the Fort Plain Free Library hosts an introductory course in meditation for adults and youths aged 16 and up.
Fort Plain resident Harold Rolls, a Tibetan Buddhist monk who was based at Pullahari, Nepal, for over 20 years, will facilitate the ecumenical program that’s initially slated for three consecutive Tuesdays.
Rolls, whose spiritual name is Lama Tenzin Yongdu, said that each class will consist of meditation and discussion. Participants can expect “a little bit of background — some context — as to what meditation is,” said Rolls, noting that they will also learn how to meditate. “The class is for people who want to learn to meditate and to have guidance in meditation,” he said.
Benefits of meditation include learning how to calm oneself, he said. “When we get hurt, angry or jealous, our minds take over and control us. When you ‘make friends’ with your mind, you’re not intimidated by your feelings. You can work with that energy in a positive way.”
To register or for more information, call 518-993-4646.