Venerable Upasama gave us a dharma talk before meditation on dukkha and being happy. Dukkha (Pāli - Sanskrit) is an important Buddhist concept, commonly translated as "suffering", "pain" or "unsatisfactoriness".
Following the dharma talk Venerable Upasama guided us through a meditation well suited to beginners and experienced meditators. The meditation was different in that he guided us through the beginning with a story to trigger our imaginations.
Following the meditation Venerable opened the floor to questions on any
subject. His answers were detailed in that he provided examples.