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.
The Way of Loving Kindness
Using Buddha’s teachings to enjoy a happy life and become of great benefit to others
Apr 4 – Finding Real Meaning
Apr 11 – The Kindness of Others
Apr 18 – Learning to Cherish Others
Apr 25 – The Mirror of Dharma
Opening Our Hearts to Others
Overcoming the illusion of isolation and connecting to others through love
May 2 – Why We Need Others
May 9 – Breaking the Fault-Finding Habit
May 16 – The Power of Humility
May 23 – What is Self-Cherishing?
May 30 – The Faults of Self-Cherishing
Freedom from the Self-Centred Mind
Understanding how obsessive self-concern harms us and learning to cultivate genuine empathy through meditation
June 13 – Desire and Dissatisfaction
June 20 – A Different Perspective
June 27 – The Real Solution to Our Problems
All You Need is Love
Profound methods to train in loving kindness, improve ourselves and benefit others
July 4 – How to Develop Compassion
July 11 – Wishing Love
July 18 – Taking & Giving
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”.
“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.”