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

CLASS DATES

Series description & details

August 

 

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

Aug 21 – Changing Your Life With Buddhist Meditation

Aug 28 – Meditation in Daily Life

September 

Anxiety and stress are increasingly common problems for people in our busy, modern world. Meditation is an effective way to deal with negative states of mind and create a sense of peace and mental freedom.

Sept. 4 – Overcoming Anxiety

Sept. 11 – Getting Your Life in Context

Sept. 18 – Seven Keys to Happiness

Sept. 25 – Meaningful Meditations

October 

Anger is a destructive and unpleasant mind that can cause great problems for ourself and our loved ones. Patience, on the other hand, helps us to deal with life’s difficulties in a calm and peaceful manner and can improve our relationships with our friends, family and work colleagues. Come along to the Buddhist Centre and enjoy teachings and guided meditations which help us to develop a real and lasting inner peace.

Oct. 2 – What’s Wrong With Getting Angry?

Oct. 9 – Why We Get Angry

Oct. 16 – Learn to Accept Suffering

Oct. 23 – Learn Not to Retaliate

November 

Through this meditation practice, we can swiftly eliminate all the negativity from our mind and allow its natural purity to shine through. With a pure mind, we will free ourself from the negativity in our life, enter into a world of purity and come to experience a deep inner peace and lasting happiness.

Nov. 6 –  How Our Thoughts Create Our World

Nov. 13 – Positive Thinking

Nov. 20 – The Power Behind the Truth

Nov. 27 – Rewiring Our Mind

December 

Our mind’s true nature is like a clear sky, but so often it’s clouded by our busy, uncontrolled (and sometimes negative) thoughts. Learn how you can experience the inner peace and joy of a clear mind through Buddha’s teachings and simple meditations.

Dec. 4 – What is the Mind?

Dec. 11 – The Power of the Mind

Dec. 18 – Training the Mind

CLASS FORMAT

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.

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  • Teaching

    After the meditation, attendees will then be given a practical teaching based on the topic of the class series and explain how we can integrate Buddha’s timeless wisdom into our busy daily lives.

  • A Daily Practice

    The class concludes with a guided meditation to help us mix our mind with the teaching and take it to heart. There is also an opportunity to ask questions.

FAQS

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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.

WHAT OTHERS SAY ABOUT US

“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.”

Arlene

“Kadampa continues to transform my life, from “doing”, to simply…”being”.

Keith

“Attending the Centre reminds me of how I can improve myself and fulfil my potential. I also just generally enjoy being around other kind people.”

Ryan