Suitable for everyone, these walk-in classes offer practical methods to improve the quality of our lives through meditation and Buddhist teachings.
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.
August 26 – Changing Your Life With Buddhist Meditation
Sept. 2 – The Real Meaning of Life
Sept. 9 – What is the Mind?
Sept. 16 – Faith and Wisdom
Sept. 23 – Emotional Symmetry
Sept. 30 – Precious Dharma
Oct. 7 – Why We Get Angry
Oct. 14 – Beauty of Patience
Oct. 21 – Putting It All Together/Overcoming Negativity
Oct. 28 – Compassion and Wisdom
Nov. 4 – Cleansing Ourself
Nov. 11 – Keeping a Pure Life
Nov. 18 – Pure Happiness
Nov. 25 – Karma
Dec. 2 – What Exactly Is the Mind?
Dec. 9 – How to Have Pure Concentration
Dec. 16 – Use It or Lose It
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”.
“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.”