Suitable for everyone, these walk-in classes offer practical methods to improve the quality of our lives through meditation and Buddhist teachings.
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 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
Letting Go of Anger
Anger is one of the most destructive states of mind and it arises almost every day in the form of frustration, irritation, annoyance or full blown rage. Through meditation we can learn to recognise precisely how anger arises and how to let go of this painful mind.
May 1 – Meditation & Happiness
May 8 – How Anger Harms Us
May 15 – Why Anger Doesn’t Work
May 22 – How Anger Develops
May 29 – Breaking the Anger Habit
The Power of Acceptance
Maintain a calm, cool and joyful mind, even in the most challenging circumstances, through applying Buddha’s teachings on Patient Acceptance.
June 5 – The Strength of Patience
June 19 – Learning to Accept Painful Feelings
June 26 – Patience without Passivity
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.”