THE BENEFITS OF MEDITATION
- The purpose of meditation is to make our mind calm and peaceful.
- If our mind is peaceful we will be free from worries and mental discomfort.
- We will experience true happiness.
- We develop an inner space and clarity that enables us to control our mind.
- We can erradicate from our mind delusions the source of our suffering and problems.
DAYS, TIMES & COST OF CLASSES
- Tuesdays | 7-8.15pm | £6 | with Kadampa Teacher Sam
- Thursdays | 7-8.15pm | £6 | with Resident Teacher Gen Kelsang Lhachog
LETTING GO OF … SERIES OF CLASSES
From Tue 15th / Thu 17th January – Tue 5th / Thu 7th February
Book the 4 weeks for £20 (Students £14) below
These popular classes offer an insight into how we can begin to let go of the struggles and challenges in our daily lives and also cultivate positive and peaceful qualities that will be a reliable source of confidence and stability.
Week 1: Letting go of Over Thinking Week 2: Letting go of Worry & Fear Week 3: Letting go of Self Criticism & Guilt Week 4: Letting go of Frustration & Resentment
HOW TO SOLVE OUR HUMAN PROBLEMS PART 1
From Tue 12th / Thu 14th February – Tue 12th / Thu 14th March
Following sections from the first part of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s book this five week course will give us an new perspective on why our happiness is fleeting and short-lived while our uncontrolled desire and addictions are a constant suffering in our lives. By following the meditations presented in Buddha’s teachings on the Four Noble Truths our daily experience will change and we will be able to recognize the true source of our problems, the delusions, within our mind and begin to remove them.
Week 1: What are happiness and suffering? (Introduction)
Week 2: What is the nature of our problems and what are their main causes? (Desire & Suffering)
Week 3: To be free from suffering we need to abandon delusions! what are they? (Origins)
Week 4: Imagine being liberated from suffering, it all starts in our imagination. (Cessations)
Week 5: Practising the methods to free ourselves from suffering. (The Path)
HOW TO SOLVE OUR HUMAN PROBLEMS PART 2
From Tue 19th / Thu 21st March – Tue 16th / Thu 18th April
Following sections from the second part of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s book this five week course will lead us to an understanding of why we get angry, frustrated, stress, anxious, worried and give us the methods to apply in our daily lives to begin to reduce and become free from these painful states.
Week 1: The Faults of Anger
Week 2: Why We Get Angry
Week 3: Learning To Accept Suffering
Week 4: Being Patient As We Develop Our Practice
Week 5: Learning Not To Retaliate
No. Everyone is welcome. These methods are applicable in our daily lives whatever our background or beliefs.
No. The classes are all seated and you are welcome to sit on a chair or on a cushion on the floor.
Yes. All of our classes are suitable for everyone.
No. All of our classes are drop in. However for half day courses and evening classes in the city there is a discount if you book in advance.
“A warm and welcoming environment”
“I have noticed a wonderful improvement in my relationships with others and dealing with situations”
“I always leave a bit happier and a little bit kinder to others and myself”
“It was thoroughly enjoyable and helped massively with opening my eyes to how this can be used to alleviate stress.”
“I left the session feeling very peaceful, with advice that hopefully I will be able to take forwards into my work and home life.”
“There is pretty much a class every day so I can always make it along.”