Suitable for everyone, these walk-in classes offer practical methods to improve the quality of our lives through meditation and Buddhist teachings.
Training in Happiness • 3-Week Series
Aug 16 – Faith & Our Power to Change
Aug 23 – Consideration for Others
Aug 30 – The Joy of Effort
Learn to Meditate • 4-Week Series
Sept 6 – The Benefits of Meditation
Sept 13 – Happiness from a Different Source
Sept 20 – Inner Peace
Sept 27 – A Daily Practice
Mindfulness: Finding Stillness Within • 4-Week Series
Oct 4 – The Nature of the Mind
Oct 11 – Becoming a Skilful Meditator
Oct 18 – Settling the Mind
Oct 25 – Making Progress
Freedom from Limitations • 4-Week Series
Nov 1 – Letting Go of Anger
Nov 8 – How Attachment Sets Us Up for Suffering
Nov 15 – Overcoming Depression and Low Self-Esteem
Nov 22 – Letting Go of our Limited Self
Improving Relationships • 3-Week Series
Nov 29 – Connecting to Others through Gratitude
Dec 6 – Seeing beyond our Faults
Dec 13 – Cultivating a Giving Heart
A) No. We try to present Buddha’s teachings in a way that is accessible to everyone, and no religious obligation is required.
A) No. Everyone is welcome, including beginners. The classes are fully guided so all you need to do is show up.
A) No special clothing is required, come as you are.
A) No. The classes focus on meditation and teachings alone. You can choose to sit on a chair or meditation cushion.
A) No. But you can ask questions if you want to.
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.
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.
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.
“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.”
“Kadampa continues to transform my life, from “doing”, to simply…”being”.
“I benefit from every class that I attend. For me this has become a lifelong commitment, to stop thinking about me, and think about how I can benefit others.”