These weekly classes are drop in and everyone is welcome. Each class includes guided meditation and a talk on a particular topic. There are refreshments at the end with an opportunity to ask any questions. Each class also has a shop selling meditation books and CD’s.
Holding a Good Heart
In this four week course we will learn how to develop and maintain a good heart towards others, those we are close to, those we dont know well and also those with whom our views often conflict. We will explore the different aspects of modern Buddhism and the tools found in meditation to begin to recognize and concentrate on a good heart both in formal meditation and in our daily life.
“Cherishing others is not so difficult – all we need to do is understand why we should cherish others and then make a firm decision to do so. Through meditating on this decision we will develop a deep and powerful feeling of cherishing for all beings. we then carry this special feeling into our daily life.”
from How to Transform Your Life by Ven. Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche (this book is available as a free ebook download)
Week of 2nd July The Power of Imagination to Lead Us to Hold a Good Heart
Week of 9th July The Tool of Mindfulness in Meditating on Holding a Good Heart
Week of 16th July The Necessity of Patience and Effort in our Practice
Week of 23rd July Holding a Good Heart in Daily Life
Learn How to Let Go
Suitable for beginners, all of our classes offer an insight into how meditation and Buddha’s teachings give us the strength and confidence to let go of inner conflict and outer problems through developing peaceful and positive states of mind.
Over these three weeks we will explore various aspects of our daily lives and see how through changing our own perspective we can begin to meet the various challenges that naturally arise with a new lightness.
Week starting 13th August Learn how to let go of the Past
Week starting 20th August Learn how to let go of Fear & Anxiety
Week starting 27th August Learn how to let go of Stress & Worry
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.”