Suitable for everyone, these walk-in classes offer practical methods to improve the quality of our lives through meditation and Buddhist teachings.

CLASS DATES

Series description & details

Kindness in Action • 6-Week Series

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A Bodhisattva is a compassionate warrior, willing to do battle against his or her own negativity in order to be of benefit to others. The practice of the Six Perfections is a special Bodhisattva training, through which we can live a joyful and beneficial life. If each of us can bring out this hero within, we can bring enormous relief and transformation to our world.

Aug 20 – Perfection of Giving

Aug 27 – Perfection of Moral Discipline

Sept 3 – Perfection of Patience

Sept 10 – Perfection of Effort

Sept 17 – Perfection of Concentration

Sept 24 – Perfection of Wisdom

Meditations for a Clear Mind • 4-Week Series

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Learn meditations to uncover the pure, essential nature of your mind, which lies beneath distracting thoughts. Through practicing these meditations we will start to experience a deeper sense of inner peace and stillness in our mind. Our stress and tension will start to fall away and we will gain greater focus and clarity in our daily life.

Oct 8 – What is the Mind?

Oct 15 – Finding Inner Clarity

Oct 29 – Connecting to our Potential

Nov 5 – The Limitless Mind

Developing Inner Cool • 4-Week Series

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In this series of classes we will learn skillful techniques to remain balanced, flexible and peaceful in the midst of difficult situations and conflicts, thereby overcoming our real enemy, the painful mind of anger itself.

We will explore how to develop the cool, spacious mind of patience, the direct opponent to the mind of anger, and in this way improve ourself and our relationships with others.

Nov 12 – Why we get Angry

Nov 26 – Training in Patience

Dec 3 – The Art of Acceptance

Dec 10 – All you Need is Love

CLASS FORMAT

What to expect at a class
  • Guided Meditation

    Each class begins with a guided breathing meditation, to help settle the mind, let go of distractions and cultivate inner peace.

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  • Teaching

    Kadampa Teacher Edwin Tubb will then give a practical teaching based on the topic of the class series and explain how we can integrate Buddha’s timeless wisdom into our busy daily lives.

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  • Concluding Meditation

    The class concludes with a guided meditation to help us mix our mind with the teaching and take it to heart. There is also an opportunity to ask questions.

FAQS

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Q) Do I have to be Buddhist to attend?

A) No. We try to present Buddha’s teachings in a way that is accessible to everyone, and no religious obligation is required.

Q) Do I need to have any experience?

A) No. Everyone is welcome, including beginners. The classes are fully guided so all you need to do is show up.

Q) How should I dress?

A) No special clothing is required, come as you are.

Q) Is there any physical exercise involved?

A) No. The classes focus on meditation and teachings alone. You can choose to sit on a chair or meditation cushion.

Q) Will I be asked to speak in front of a group?

A) No. But you can ask questions if you want to.

Q) Do I need to book in advance?

A) For weekly classes it is not necessary to book in advance. Each class is self-contained so you can come along whenever you can, and start whenever you like.

Q) Do I have to wait for the next series of classes to begin?

A) No, please feel free to drop in whenever you like. Attending the entire series of classes is highly beneficial, as each class builds on the next. However, each class is taught in such a way that if you only attend one class, you will derive benefit from it.

Q) Why do you charge for classes?

A) We are a registered charity (Charity # 861356970 RR0001) run entirely by volunteers, no-one receives a salary. However, the funds we receive are used to maintain the Temple in good working order – any surplus is donated to the charity International Temples Project.

WHAT OTHERS SAY ABOUT US

“Going to the meditation classes regularly has literally changed my life. Meditation has helped me examine the way I think and react to the circumstances of my daily life. It has helped me change for the better.”

Arlene

“Kadampa continues to transform my life, from “doing”, to simply…”being”.

Keith

“A fantastic weekly dose of tried and tested timeless teachings presented in an easily relatable and instantly applicable way. The classes are, without a doubt, truly inspiring.”

Max