Day courses offer practical solutions to the everyday problems of modern living, derived from the teachings of Buddha. By exploring the teachings further we can gain deep and profound insights into inspiring spiritual topics.

DAY COURSES

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The Power of a
Still Mind

Sat 6 Jan | 10am-3:30pm
With Guest Teacher, Gen Kelsang Khedrub

The Way of Loving Kindness

Sat 17 Feb | 10am-3:30pm
Day Course with Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab

Tantra
for Beginners

Sat 10 March | 10am-3:30pm
Day Course with Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab

Heart of Gold
Nurturing Wisdom Within

Sat 21 April | 10am-3:30pm
With Gen-la Khyenrab

Course Format

What to expect at a Course
  • Guided Meditation

    Each course begins with a guided breathing meditation, to help settle the mind, let go of distractions and cultivate inner peace.

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  • Teaching

    Following this is a talk exploring practical methods derived from Buddha’s teachings to improve our daily happiness, solve our internal problems and move towards lasting peace of mind tailored to the specific topic being covered.

  • Concluding Meditation

    The session often concludes with a second meditation, based on the ideas raised and some take away advice on how to implement the teaching into our day.

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

“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.”

Alan