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, Universal Compassion, this series gives you practical, creative methods to transform your day-to-day experiences – including the most challenging situations – into opportunities for personal growth and development. Ancient meditation techniques, tried and tested for a thousand years, are explained and made relevant to our modern life.
Living Lightly • 5-Week Series
By integrating Buddha’s teachings on the true nature of reality into our daily life we can learn to let go of our problems and experience profound peace of mind
Nov 16 – Enjoying a Wonderful Life
Nov 23 – Everything is Like Space
Nov 30 – The Wisdom Factory
Dec 7 – Urban Survival Skills
Dec 14 – How to Create Real Wealth
Inspiring Solutions for Difficult Times
Discover how we can take control of our life and enjoy a truly meaningful new year by learning to control our mind
Jan 11 – Visions of the Pure Land
Jan 18 – The Enlightened Warrior
Jan 25 – Six Signs of Success
Feb 1 – Remaining Natural
Learn how Buddha’s teachings enable us to transform daily problems into opportunities for growth and development
Feb 8 – Facing up to Our Demons (1)
Feb 15 – Facing up to Our Demons (2)
Feb 22 – Do All Yogas By One
Mar 1 – Remaining Balanced
Mindfulness for a Happy Life
Using meditation to overcome negative habits of mind and learning the secrets to successful practice
March 8 – Three Trainings
March 15 – Three Causes of Success
March 22 – Faith and Mindfulness
March 29 – Free from Prejudice
Developing Inner Strength
Developing a stable practice of meditation so we can improve ourself and be of great benefit to others
April 5 – Best Conditions
April 12 – Steady, Certain and Stable
April 19 – No Regrets
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”.
“I benefit from every class that I attend. For me this has become a lifelong commitment, to stop thinking about me, and think about how I can benefit others.”