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.
The Power to be Happy
Meditations to cultivate a good heart and transform problems through cherishing others.
Sept 19 – Precious Mind, Precious Heart
Sept 26 – Warm, Kind and Loving
Oct 3 – No Greater Meaning Than This
Oct 10 – Opening Your Heart Safely
Compassion in Action
Learn powerful methods to awaken our Buddha nature and be of real benefit to others.
Oct 17 – Discover Your Jewel Within
Oct 24 – Courageous Compassion (1)
Oct 31 – Courageous Compassion (2)
Nov 7 – Fountains of Love
Nov 14 – Reservoirs of Inner Peace
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 21 – Enjoying a Wonderful Life
Nov 28 – Everything is Like Space
Dec 5 – The Wisdom Factory
Dec 12 – Urban Survival Skills
Dec 19 – How to Create Real Wealth
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.”