HALF DAY COURSES2018-09-20T08:54:49+00:00

Our Saturday Half Day Courses are a perfect introduction to meditation and Buddhist philosophy as well as a great start to your weekend.  Each half day is split into 2 sessions with guided meditation and a talk in each.  The session times in the City Centre are 10.30-11.30am and 12-1pm with refreshments in the break and in Chorlton 2.30-3.30pm and 4-5pm.  If you cant make it to both sessions you are welcome to book for either. 

Booking is beneficial but not essential so do feel free to drop in on the day.

The cost in advance is £12 for the whole morning or £6 per session.  If you pay on the day it is £14 or £7 per session.  For those with Centre Card or on Foundation Programme there is no charge.

CLEAR MIND DAY RETREAT

Saturday 22 September

with Kadampa Teacher Sam Healey

in the City Centre, 125 Portland St (click for directions)

An opportunity to engage in some simple guided meditations on developing a clear, light and happy mind. Learn how we can develop and maintain these peaceful minds through meditation and mindfulness. Maintaining some level of inner peace throughout our day not just when meditating.

Session times: 10.30 – 11.30am, 12 – 1pm, 2 – 3pm, 3.30 – 4.30pm (Can attend one – four sessions)

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£20 for all sessions or £6 per session

SPECIAL EVENT – THINK FREELY, LIVE FREELY DAY COURSE

Sunday 30 September | with Gen Kelsang Jigme

in the City Centre, 125 Portland St (click for directions)

This day course will offer an insight into our minds and how we can begin to solve our problems from within.
Everyone is welcome. Please book in advance.
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THE CONFIDENCE TO CHANGE

Saturday 6 October

in the City Centre, 125 Portland St (click for directions)

Understand how we can be confident in good times and difficult times through developing strong and stable qualities of mind.  Develop a mind that is “as stable as a mountain and as calm as the depths of the ocean”

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A COMPASSIONATE HEART

Saturday 13 October | with Gen Kelsang Lhachog

in the City Centre, 125 Portland St (click for directions)

Developing compassion and helping those in need is the greatest quality we can develop.  In the first session Gen Lhachog will explain why we need to develop compassion and how we can.  In the second session we will engage in the practice of Buddha Avalokiteshvara and Gen Lhachog will guide us through meditations on compassion.

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DEALING WITH ANXIETY & DEPRESSION

Saturday 20 October | with Gen Kelsang Lhachog

in the City Centre, 125 Portland St (click for directions)

Begin to understand the nature of your own mind and how through meditation you can take control of what you experience and learn to let go of the negative thoughts and qualities that give rise to these dabilitating states.

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PEACEFUL MIND, PEACEFUL WORLD

Saturday 27 October (Note change of date)

in the City Centre, 125 Portland St (click for directions)

Buddha teaches that the mind is the creator of our world.  What does this mean and how can this understanding lead us to live in the peaceful and loving world we all wish for.

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SPECIAL EVENT – MEDICINE BUDDHA EMPOWERMENT

Saturday 3 November | with Gen Kelsang Lhachog

in the City Centre, 125 Portland St (click for directions)

Venerable Geshe-la tells us that when our world is pervaded by problems, sufferings and dangers, one of the most important practices we can engage in is that of Medicine Buddha. By relying upon this Holy Being in very impure times, we can definitely be cured of physical and mental diseases and find release from all internal pain.

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DEVELOPING OUR SPIRITUAL POWER

Saturday 10 November | with Gen Kelsang Lhachog

in the City Centre, 125 Portland St (click for directions)

Spiritual power is the inner power to deal with whatever life throws at us with clear and light states of mind.  In the first session Gen Lhachog will explain what spiritual power means and how everybody needs to develop it in this troubled world.  In the second session we will engage in prayers to Buddha Vajrapani and Gen Lhachog will guide us through meditations and the practice of mantra.  Everyone is welcome, you dont need to be Buddhist to attend.

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LETTING GO OF BLAME & GUILT

Saturday 17 November

in the City Centre, 125 Portland St (click for directions)

Why is it that we can easily develop harsh and negative attitudes towards ourself and others?  Is it possible to change our stance on a situation and begin to enjoy a more positive and lighter approach to life?  Buddha’s teachings and meditations show us how it is possible.  Come along and find out more.

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FINDING STABILITY IN TROUBLED TIMES

Saturday 24 November | With Gen Kelsang Lhachog

in the City Centre, 125 Portland St (click for directions)

Do we engross ourselves in technology (computer games, television, social media) to try and get away from the harsh reality of the world we live in?  What if this is only causing the continuation of troubled minds and a troubled world!  What if we can create a stable and trouble free world through beginning to discover the power of the mind to create a positive & peaceful world through correct imagination.  Come along and discover more.  

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PROTECTION FROM SUFFERING

Saturday 8 December | With Gen Kelsang Lhachog

in the City Centre, 125 Portland St (click for directions)

Green Tara is the ally we all need in our lives today.  On this half day course Gen Lhachog will introduce us to Buddha Tara and the practice of Liberation from Sorrow.  Whether Buddhist or not everyone has a connection with Green Tara and can benefit from this practice.

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REDUCE STRESS & RELAX

Saturday 15 December | With Gen Kelsang Lhachog

in the City Centre, 125 Portland St (click for directions)

On this morning we will contemplate what stress is and how we can recognize it early on.  Through an understanding of meditation and how we can develop a simple daily practice we can begin to reduce our stress and enjoy some mental and physical relaxation.

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FAQs

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.

See our Membership and Prices menu for details of prices.

We are a not for profit charity.  All of the fees for classes cover the costs of running our Centres and go towards our International Temples Project.

“A warm and welcoming environment”

Sarah

“I have noticed a wonderful improvement in my relationships with others and dealing with situations”

Sam

“I always leave a bit happier and a little bit kinder to others and myself”

Janine

“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.”