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, The New Meditation Handbook, these classes present the step-by-step series of meditations, known traditionally as Lamrim, or the “Stages of the Path to Enlightenment”. Arranged in the sequence in which they are to be realized, these meditations guide the practitioner along the path by developing their inner peace, compassion and wisdom.
Although each class is self-contained, the on-going series is designed for those wishing to develop a qualified daily meditation practice and to gain heart-felt experience of these instructions.
Opening our Hearts to Others
Cultivating connection through developing a warm heart and letting go of our self-centred perspective.
Oct 17 – Recognizing All Living Beings Are Our Mothers
Oct 24 – Remembering the Kindness of Mother Living Beings
Oct 31 – Equalizing Self & Other
Nov 7 – The Disadvantages of Self-Cherishing
Nov 14 – The Advantages of Cherishing Others
Training in Love
Scientific methods for solving our problems by deepening and extending our love for others.
Nov 21 – Exchanging Self with Others
Nov 28 – Exchanging Self with Others
Dec 5 – Great Compassion
Dec 12 – Taking
Dec 19 – Giving Love
In this series of classes we will dedicate each week to addressing a specific toxic mind – called the delusions – and learn how to apply the positive mental opponent. We will discover why these negative states of mind arise and how, through our meditation practice, we can completely eliminate them from our mind. These practical methods, derived from Buddha’s teachings, will give us the skills to be the confident and joyful person we wish to be.
Freedom from Anger & Frustration
Meditations and practical methods for breaking the habits of anger, irritation and frustration
Jan 9 – The Faults of Anger
Jan 16 – Developing Genuine Patience
Jan 23 – The Art of Acceptance
Jan 30 – Keeping your Cool
Freedom from Anxiety & Craving
Learning how attachment sets us up for suffering and how we can experience true freedom from within
Feb 6 – Transforming Uncontrolled Desire
Feb 13 – Love vs Attachment
Feb 20 – Freedom from Grasping
Feb 27 – The Art of Contentment
Freedom from Jealousy & Resentment
Overcoming the isolation of selfish minds and cultivating connection to others
March 6 – The Root of our Problems
March 13 – Overcoming Jealousy
March 20 – Learning to Cherish Others
March 27 – The Art of Rejoicing
Freedom from Limitation
Explore Buddha’s teachings on the nature of reality and our limitless capacity for happiness
April 3 – Connecting to our Potential
April 10 – Finding Inner Clarity
April 17 – Freedom from Grasping
April 24 – A Life of Possibility
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”.
“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.”