Suitable for everyone, these walk-in classes offer practical methods to improve the quality of our lives through meditation and Buddhist teachings.
This series of classes will be based on the book, How to Transform Your Life, a practical manual that shows how we can develop and maintain inner peace. Learn step-by-step meditations for solving daily problems and discover the methods through which we can bring about positive changes in our lives that will enable us to experience deep and lasting happiness.
Emptiness – The True Nature of Things
Emptiness is the most meaningful of all Buddha’s teachings. This liberating wisdom frees us and helps us begin to solve our problems and change.
Aug 22 – Emptiness for Beginners, Pt. 1
Aug 29 – Emptiness for Beginners, Pt. 2
Many people suffer from feelings of fear and anxiety, or are simply overwhelmed by the stress and demands of everyday life. This month we will explore mindfulness methods, meditations and ways of thinking derived from Buddha’s teachings that will help us to become fearless in the face of adversity and deal with our negative emotions more confidently and effectively.
Sept 5 – Stilling the Mind
Sept 12 – Identifying the Problem
Sept 19 – Getting Out of the Way
Sept 26 – Putting Things into Perspective
This series will focus on the meditations and practical methods for transforming anger and conflict. By learning to wholeheartedly accept difficulties we can use them as the springboard for real transformation. In this way even challenging people and situations can be used to empower our spiritual growth – and we will also find solutions to many of our daily problems.
Oct. 3 – The Inner Enemy of Anger
Oct. 10 – Taking Control of our Life
Oct. 17 – Developing Inner Cool
Oct. 24 – Freedom from Frustration
Purifying Our Mind
In this series, we will learn the actual methods for purifying the mind. These powerful and joyful methods, that come from Buddha’s teachings, bring about deep healing in our hearts, washing our mind clean of the stains of the past. Through guided meditations, teachings and discussion the teacher will emphasize the integration of these profound tools into our daily lives.
Nov. 7 – Creating a Pure World
Nov. 14 – Why we need to Purify?
Nov. 21 – How to Purify?
Nov. 28 – The Power of Purification
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.”
“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.”
“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.”