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, The New Meditation Handbook, these classes present the step-by-step series of meditations, known traditionally as Lamrim, or the “Stages of the Path to Enlightenment”. Arranged in the sequence in which they are to be realized, these meditations guide the practitioner along the path by developing their inner peace, compassion and wisdom.
Although each class is self-contained, the on-going series is designed for those wishing to develop a qualified daily meditation practice and to gain heart-felt experience of these instructions.
Waking up to the Meaning of Life
Meditations to cast aside complacency and seize the day.
Sept 10 – Introduction to Buddhism
Sept 17 – Our Precious Human Life
Sept 24 – Death & Impermanence
The Foundations of Lasting Happiness
Understanding the deeper sources of security and inner peace through qualified meditation practice.
Oct 1 – The Dangers of Lower Rebirth
Oct 8 – Refuge
Oct 15 – Karma
Oct 22 – Renunciation
Oct 29 – Equanimity
Opening our Hearts to Others
Cultivating connection through developing a warm heart and letting go of our self-centred perspective.
Nov 5 – Recognizing All Living Beings Are Our Mother
Nov 12 – Remembering the Kindness of Mother Living Beings
Nov 19 – Equalizing Self & Other
Training in Love
Scientific methods for solving our problems by deepening and extending our love for others.
Dec 3 – The Disadvantages of Self-Cherishing
Dec 10 – The Advantages of Cherishing Others
Dec 17 – Exchanging Self with Others
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.