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 How to Transform Your Life, 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.
Anxiety can be anywhere from mild to debilitating and everyone has it from time to time. In this section we look at easy meditation techniques to develop and maintain our inner peace, the antidote to anxiety and the source of real happiness.
Aug. 21 – Letting Go of Anxiety
Aug. 28 – Mind Over Matter
Sept. 11 – Living Lightly
Sept. 25 – A Blissful Journey
Anger in all its forms is a massive interference with our mental balance or equilibrium. In this section we look at how to break the habits of a lifetime and remain calm, cool, and collected in the face of provocative situations.
Oct. 2 – Experience Release
Oct. 9 – The Beauty of Patience
Oct. 23 – Mindful Living
Oct. 30 – Patience with Wisdom
When our mind is free from negative thoughts and attitudes life is joyful and uplifting. This month we will explore how to keep a peaceful, pure mind even when surrounded by the challenges of our modern world.
Nov. 6 – Pure mind, Pure world
Nov. 20 – Abandoning Negativity
Nov. 27 – Embracing Impermanence
The mind itself is the source of our peace and happiness and also our worries and problems. By understanding more about how our own mind works, we can begin to gain control over our life and prepare for the year ahead.
Dec. 4 – Clarity of the Mind
Dec. 11 – Purity of the Mind
Dec. 18 – How to be Content
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.