Suitable for everyone, these walk-in classes offer practical methods to improve the quality of our lives through meditation and Buddhist teachings.
Based on the book Eight Steps to Happiness, this series of classes will provide clear and practical methods for transforming all life’s difficulties into valuable spiritual insights. The step-by-step instructions will enable us to find greater happiness and fulfilment in our busy daily lives by developing stable minds of patience, empathy and compassion.
Developing genuine happiness by recognizing and reducing our obsessive self-concern
Apr 3 – What is Self-Cherishing?
Apr 10 – Faults of Self-Cherishing
Apr 17 – Destroying the Inner Enemy
Apr 24 – Exchanging Self with Others
The Power to Benefit Others
Special methods to awaken our compassionate Buddha nature
May 1 – Great Compassion
May 15 – How to Develop Compassion
May 22 – Three Types of Love
May 29 – Wishing Love
Accepting Defeat & Offering the Victory
Protecting our peace and learning how to transform conflict and difficult relationships
June 5 – Transforming Adverse Conditions
June 19 – Acceptance & Karma
June 26 – Overcoming Discouragement
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.