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.
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 – Three Types of Love
Apr 29 – Wishing Love
Accepting Defeat & Offering the Victory
Protecting our peace and learning how to transform conflict and difficult relationships
May 6 – Transforming Adverse Conditions
May 13 – Acceptance & Karma
May 27 – Overcoming Discouragement
Taking & Giving
Profound wisdom solutions to purify our mind and experience real freedom from problems
June 3 – Compassion in Action
June 17 – Heart of Giving
June 24 – A Special Breathing Meditation
The Path of Compassion & Wisdom
Developing two special insights that lead to ultimate happiness
July 1 – The Supreme Good Heart
July 8 – Practising in Daily Life
July 15 – Emptiness for Beginners
July 22 – Meditating on Wisdom
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.”