Saturday 10th Febuary
10.30am – 1pm
What is mindfulness? How can mindfulness help to solve our problems and lead us to happiness?
Nowadays mindfulness is a very popular concept. However for those interested in Buddhism mindfulness has been the heart of meditation practise and essential for centuries.
Through the power of mindfulness we can gain familiarity with positive thoughts and attitudes which lead us to freedom from negativity and problems.
In Meaningful to Behold, by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, the 7th century great Buddhist teacher Shantideva inspires us by saying “If we learn how to control our mind properly, we shall overcome all our fears.”
we are surrounded by countless distractions and many of these are focused on negative views and emotions that give us no benefit and cause us to become unhappy and frustrated. Through understanding how mindfulness functions to focus and hold our mind on positive states without forgetting we can begin to enjoy the peace that comes from a positive and kind attitude.
This half day course is suitable for beginners and everyone is welcome.
“By applying effort in our meditation, we develop mental suppleness. Even though we may experience problems such as heaviness, tiredness or other forms of mental or physical discomfort when we first begin to meditate, we should nevertheless patiently persevere and try to become familiar with our practice. Gradually, as our meditation improves, it will induce mental suppleness – our mind and body will feel light, healthy and tireless, and be free from obstacles to concentration. All our meditations will become easy and effective, and we will have no difficulty in making progress.” from How To Transform Your Life by Ven. Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche (a free download of this book is available at www.howtotyl.com)
“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.”
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.