BEGINNERS CLASS 2017-08-09T15:34:02+00:00


  • Time:  Thursdays | 7 – 8.15pm

  • Location:  125 Portland St

  • Cost:  £6 per class | £20 for 4 weeks

  • Teacher:  Gen Kelsang Lhachog



What is the mind?  Since happiness and suffering are states of mind we need to understand clearly what our mind is and how it functions.  Then we can begin to take control of our mind, develop good intentions and move towards inner peace and happiness.

10th – Why are our minds often so chaotic?

17th – Identifying our own mind and understanding its nature.

24th – beginning to take control of our mind through meditation and mindfulness.

31st – Public talk on The Art of Positive Thinking

“We often say, ‘My mind, my mind’, but if someone were to ask us, ‘What is your mind’, we would have no correct answer.  This is because we do not understand the nature and function of the mind correctly.”  from How to Understand the Mind by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

All of our classes are drop in, so you can turn up any week or book for the 4 weeks in advance and enjoy seeing how these classes fit together.


7th  |  14th  |  21st  | 28th

Following our Public Talk on 31st August we will be running a four week course on the Art of Positive Thinking.

We will explore, in more depth, the aspects of Buddha’s teachings presented in the public talk and learn how to develop the practise of meditation in our daily lives.  Buddha’s teachings are vast and yet so clearly and simply presented by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.  Through meditation and mindfulness we can integrate these methods into our daily lives and solve our problems permanently.

Book for the 4 week course for just £20 (discounted) – Booking coming soon

Alternatively, you can drop-in any week for £6

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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.

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“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.”