Meditation for Modern Life

 

Ganden Kadampa Buddhist Centre in Halifax offers meditation classes that are suitable for everyone who is looking to develop inner peace and ways to deal with the complexity of modern day life. We are based in Halifax but offer classes in the surrounding area.

 

 

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Meditation Taster Session Tuesday 9th April 12.30 - 1.30pm

A simple introduction to meditation for beginners. We will learn simple breathing meditations to calm our mind, let go of stress, and prepare for deeper meditation. at Waterside Gym, Valley Road Free of Charge No need to book

Sunday 7th of April,  19th May, 16th June, 21st July 

10.30am to 12pm Come along to our new monthly kids club at Ganden Buddhist Centre, Halifax! Buddhist teachers Johnny Powell and Alison Jones will teach the kids 4 or 5 fun and simple mini-meditations that they can easily recall themselves to help them deal with difficult situations better, and help them understand how and why happiness comes from within

21st of April - Transforming Darkness into Light

There is so much pain and darkness inside ourselves, other people, and the world. What can we do? Often we bury our head in the sand and pretend its not there, but when we do look at it it is so easy to become overwhelmed. We need to find a middle way between denial and despair, a way to confront the darkness within and around us with courage, compassion and wisdom. Based on the Mind Training (Lojong) teachings of Buddhism, on this retreat we will learn the powerful meditation practice of Taking and Giving which completely reverses our normal fearful attitude to pain and negativity. We learn to deliberately move towards our own and others' pain with courage and compassion, and transform it into light and love

26th April- How to respond to aggression without anger”

This lecture will explain the Buddhist approach to effectively dealing with aggression by using methods rooted in empathy, understanding, and communication; rather than the ineffective methods rooted in anger and violence often employed by other schools of thought. By adopting these strategies, this talk will suggest how it is possible to respond to challenging situations in a way that promotes peace, understanding, and cooperation, rather than perpetuating or escalating negative behaviour.

11th of May - Habits of Happy People

What do we really need to be happy? Money, success, status and popularity are no guarantee of happiness, and chasing them is a recipe for disappointment. But, by cultivating simple inner habits of acceptance, contentment, appreciation and joy we can find true happiness in any situation. Acceptance means to embrace the whole of our present situation, whatever it is. Not just putting up with it, but wholeheartedly welcome it. This doesn’t mean we do not actively take steps to improve our situation, but every step of the way is OK – we enjoy the process and do not need to wait for the future desired result to be happy.

18th of May - The real secret

The real secret – that changes everything… Everything you normally see does not exist… the reality behind appearances. Buddha’s most profound teaching was on emptiness, the true nature of phenomena. Through understanding this subject and bringing that understanding into our everyday life, we can find a path to achieve everything we’ve always wished for.

8th of June - How Our Mind Works

When we fail to see clearly what is going on in our mind it will just run along automatic unconscious programmes, which easily become negative and create suffering for ourselves and others. But if we understand how our mind works we can bring our mind under control and create the peace and happiness we want. Buddhist psychology describes the functioning of the mind in terms of numerous mental factors, such as feeling, discrimination, intention, attention etc. Through recognizing how these are functioning in our mind, moment by moment, we become able to steer our mind in a a direction conducive to our lasting well-being.

13th of June - Transforming Fear

When we fail to see clearly what is going on in our mind it will just run along automatic unconscious programmes, which easily become negative and create suffering for ourselves and others. But if we understand how our mind works we can bring our mind under control and create the peace and happiness we want. Buddhist psychology describes the functioning of the mind in terms of numerous mental factors, such as feeling, discrimination, intention, attention etc. Through recognizing how these are functioning in our mind, moment by moment, we become able to steer our mind in a a direction conducive to our lasting well-being.

 

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. . Where to find us

If you are interested in our courses or have any questions feel free to contact us.

Ganden Kadampa Buddhist Centre, 5 North Bridge, Halifax HX1 1XH