Suitable for everyone, these walk-in classes offer practical methods to improve the quality of our lives through meditation and Buddhist teachings.
Based on the book Eight Steps to Happiness, this series of classes will provide clear and practical methods for transforming all life’s difficulties into valuable spiritual insights. The step-by-step instructions will enable us to find greater happiness and fulfilment in our busy daily lives by developing stable minds of patience, empathy and compassion.
Transforming Difficult Relationships
Using Buddha’s teachings to relate to others with peace and positivity
Feb 4 – Mirror of Dharma
Feb 11 – Viewing Living Beings as Supreme
Feb 18 – Living Beings Have No Faults
Feb 25 – Developing Humility
Developing genuine happiness by recognizing and reducing our obsessive self-concern
Mar 4 – What is Self-Cherishing?
Mar 11 – Faults of Self-Cherishing
Mar 18 – Destroying the Inner Enemy
Mar 25 – Exchanging Self with Others
The Power to Benefit Others
Special methods to awaken our compassionate Buddha nature
Apr 8 – Great Compassion
Apr 15 – How to Develop Compassion
Apr 22 – Wishing Love
Apr 29 – Transforming Adverse Conditions
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”.
“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.”