Suitable for everyone, these walk-in classes offer practical methods to improve the quality of our lives through meditation and Buddhist teachings.
This series of classes is based on the book, The New Meditation Handbook, which presents the stages of the path to enlightenment or ‘Lamrim’. These meditations enrich our lives by helping us to develop special qualities such as mental clarity, kindness, patience, and insight. They empower us to deal positively with any situation we meet, gradually becoming a source of inspiration and joy for others.
Meditations to become a good-natured person with a good heart
Aug 21 – Generous Heart
Aug 28 – The Supreme Good Heart
In this series we explore life-changing meditations to transform the way our mind works. Then we learn to effortlessly overcome negative emotions, to love authentically, and improve our mind making us lighter, happier and wiser. Everybody welcome!
Each month meditation classes will address a particular theme and give practical solutions to solve our daily problems. These popular classes are for anyone, both beginners and regular visitors – everybody welcome!
Letting Go of Anxiety
Anxiety can be either a mild or a debilitating experience and everyone suffers it from time to time. This month we look at easy meditation techniques to develop and maintain our inner peace, the antidote to anxiety and the source of all happiness.
Sept. 11 – Simply Mind over Matter
Sept. 18 – Living Lightly
Sept. 25 – Enjoy the Blissful Journey
Dealing with Anger
Anger is a massive interference with our mental balance. This month we look at how to break the habits of a lifetime and remain calm, cool, and collected in the face of provocative situations.
Oct. 2 – Experience Release
Oct. 9 – The Beauty of Patience
Oct. 16 – Mindful Living
Oct. 23 – Patience with Wisdom (1)
Oct. 30 – Patience with Wisdom (2)
Purity and Simplicity
When our mind is free from negative thoughts and attitudes our life feels joyful and uplifted. This month we will explore how to keep a peaceful, pure mind even when surrounded by the challenges of our modern world.
Nov. 6 – Pure mind, Pure world
Nov. 13 – Abandoning Negativity
Nov. 20 – Embracing Impermanence
Nov. 27 – Unwind the Mind
How to Understand the Mind
The mind itself is the source of our peace and happiness and also our worries and problems. By understanding more about how our own mind works, we can begin to gain control over our life and prepare for the year ahead.
Dec. 4 – Clarity of the Mind
Dec. 11 – Purity of the Mind
Dec. 18 – How to be Content
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.”
“It is difficult for me to put in words what Kadampa meditation has brought to my life. It has been a life-changing experience, bringing inner peace and truthful happiness, a beautiful journey.”
“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.”