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

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

Eight Steps to Happiness

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.

CLASS DATES

Series description & details

The Buddhist Way of Loving Kindness

Meditations to cultivate gratitude, kindness and connection

Jan 14 – Learning to Cherish Others

Jan 21 – The Kindness of Others

Jan 28 – Benefits of Cherishing Others

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

Authentic Self-Love

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

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