Tue 3 Sept: Pardon me – how to interrupt over-thinking


Practical meditations to keep our mind in check

a Talk with Meditation – Everyone Welcome

at our Chorlton Centre 7.30 – 8.45pm

with Kadampa Teacher Jeff


Stop Right There!

Practical meditations to keep our mind in check

If we could choose, how many feelings that we had today would we choose to have again tomorrow? Probably not too many. It feels like we don’t have much choice about it. Our mind seems to have a mind of its own. And our mind can be a bit temperamental to say the least.

But with a few practical meditations we can start to put ourselves back in control, put a check on unwanted thoughts and uninvited feelings and maybe get through our days happier, less stressed and more fulfilled.

“Usually we find it difficult to control our mind. It seems as if our mind is like a balloon in the wind – blown here and there by external circumstances. If things go well, our mind is happy, but if they go badly, it immediately becomes unhappy.

By training in meditation, we create an inner space and clarity that enables us to control our mind regardless of the external circumstances. Gradually we develop mental equilibrium, a balanced mind that is happy all the time, rather than an unbalanced mind that oscillates between the extremes of excitement and despondency.”

Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, How to Transform Your Life


Jeff Simm is a senior Kadampa teacher with many years experience  of presenting Buddha’s wisdom in a clear and accessible way. His teachings are light, practical and suitable for everyone, including those new to meditation.

Jeff teaches regularly in Manchester as well as Portugal and Brazil.



Kadampa Meditation Centre Manchester, 76 High Lane, Chorlton, M21 9XF


This class is in-person.