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

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 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

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