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

Meditations for a Meaningful Life

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.


Series description & details

The Path to Inner Joy

Discover profound yet simple wisdom methods on how to find lasting happiness from within

May 22 – How to be Pure (with Sandra Lewis)

May 29 – Finding Permanent Peace (with Edwin Tubb)

June 5 – Attaining Perfect Balance (with Rose Hirano)

June 19 – How to be Affectionate (with Sandra Lewis)

Cultivating Connection

Meditations to become a good-natured person with a good heart

June 26 – Overcoming Self-Importance (with Rose Hirano)

July 3 – Keys to Happiness (with Rose Hirano)

July 10 – Fulfilling our Deepest Longing (with Rose Hirano)

July 17 – Compassionate Living (with Rose Hirano)

July 24 – Like Tantra (with Rose Hirano)

Aug 21 – Generous Heart (with Rose Hirano)

Aug 28 – The Supreme Good Heart (with Rose Hirano)


What to expect at a class
  • Guided Meditation

    Each class begins with guided breathing meditation, to help settle the mind, let go of distractions and cultivate inner peace. If we wish, we can join in and recite the Liberating Prayer, which is a chanted prayer where we connect with the inspiration of enlightened beings.


  • Teaching

    Gen-la Khyenrab will then give a practical teaching based on the book Universal Compassion by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. The teaching will focus on how we can integrate Buddha’s timeless wisdom into our busy daily lives.


  • Concluding Meditation

    The class will finish with a concluding meditation to help us take the teaching to heart and there is also an opportunity to ask questions.


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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.


“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.”