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

Modern Buddhism

CLASS DATES

Series description & details

The Path of Compassion and Wisdom

Accessible classes for everyone taught by experienced Kadampa teachers. Each Sunday morning you will be guided in meditation, hear a brief talk on how to solve your daily problems, and have an opportunity for discussion… practical advice which can be applied immediately.

Everyone welcome.

 

August 26 – Changing Your Life With Buddhist Meditation

 

September 

Sept. 2 – The Real Meaning of Life

Sept. 9 – What is the Mind?

Sept. 16 – Faith and Wisdom

Sept. 23 – Embracing Change

Sept. 30 – Precious Dharma

 

October 

Oct. 7 – Why We Get Angry

Oct. 14 – Beauty of Patience

Oct. 21 – Putting It All Together

Oct. 28 – Compassion and Wisdom

 

November

Nov. 4 –  Cleansing Ourself

Nov. 11 – Keeping a Pure Life

Nov. 18 – Pure Happiness

Nov. 25 – Karma

 

December 

Dec. 2 – What Exactly Is the Mind?

Dec. 9 – How to Have Pure Concentration

Dec. 16 – Use It or Lose It

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

    The teacher 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

“Attending the Centre reminds me of how I can improve myself and fulfil my potential. I also just generally enjoy being around other kind people.”

Ryan