Bolton | 1Point, Silverwell Lane | Tuesdays | 7-8.30pm | £5 | with Kadampa Teacher Kelsang Yonchen
Cheadle | Library, Ashfield road | Tuesdays | 7.30-8.30pm | £5 | with Kadampa Teacher Claire
Greenmount | United Reformed Church | Wednesdays | 7-8pm | £5 | with Kadampa Teacher Ben
Ashton-u-Lyne | Tameside Library | Thursdays | 6-7pm | donation | with Kadampa Teacher Stuart
Prestwich | Creative Living Centre | Thursdays | 7.30 – 8.30pm | £5 | with Kadampa Teacher Mark
- 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.
Introduction to Buddhism
In these classes we will learn about Buddhist view, meditation and how we can develop a positive attitude in our daily life. Through improving our mind we can start to find the happy meaningful life everyone is looking for.
You do not have to be able to attend all the classes, you can drop in any week.
10 Sept – 5 Oct Part 1 Finding a happy & meaningful life
Over these 4 weeks we will explore some of the meditations found in Buddha’s initial teachings which can help us to begin to find and enjoy the happiness that we wish for. These include understanding how precious our human life is, what our death means?, how we create inner protection for ourselves & others, what is karma?
15 Oct – 16 Nov Part 2 Freedom from suffering for ourselves & others
In these 5 weeks we will contemplate the meditations Buddha taught on understanding what is suffering and how we can begin to develop peaceful and positive states of mind that will lead us to experience a happiness that lasts.
19 Nov – 14 Dec Part 3 Uncovering our pure potential
In the final set of classes of 2018 we will learn about Buddha’s ultimate teachings on removing the obstacles of negativity from our minds permanently through a strong determination to lead others out of suffering and an understanding of ultimate truth, emptiness.
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.”