Meditation Courses

We offer meditation courses regularly to help you find practical solutions to everyday problems. The methods we teach to improve the quality of your life are derived from the teachings of Buddha. Meditation techniques are explained and practical advice is given on how to overcome difficulties and develop our full potential.

Everyone is welcome! It’s not necessary to have previous experience of meditation.
Half-day courses cost £12 including refreshments.
Full-day courses cost £20 and include a light lunch.

NEW TIMES: Starting in June 2018 the half-day courses will be held Saturdays 10:30am – 1:30pm. Cost £12 including refreshments or you can attend the 10:30am session for £6.

 

 


 

Love Without Pain

Sat 9 Jun 10:30am – 1:30pm (NEW DATE & TIME)
with Buddhist nun Kelsang Chogma

Love can give rise to great happiness but all too often it seems to lead to pain and suffering. This is because we fail to understand the difference between love and attachment. Love is the source of happiness whereas the pain and sorrow in our relationships arises from our attachment.

In this half-day course we will learn how we can approach our love for our partner, family and friends from a fresh, new perspective; by learning how to discriminate clearly between love and attachment. In this way our relationships will become more harmonious, joyful and long-lasting, and function to draw us closer to a state of pure and lasting happiness.

 

 


 

A Spiritual Path for Modern People 

Sat 16 Jun 10:30am – 1:30pm
with Buddhist nun Kelsang Chogma

Lamrim means the ‘stages of the path to enlightenment’ and is a special set of step-by-step instructions that can easily be applied and practised in busy modern life.

The Lamrim presentation lies at the very heart of Kadampa Buddhism and includes all the essential teachings of Buddha. The instructions are easy to understand and practice, making Lamrim a practical spiritual path for modern people.

Everyone is welcome on this course to learn the three stages of Lamrim meditations and how to practise them. This course will be followed by a 1-day urban retreat – click here for details.

 

 


Improving Our Patience

Sat 7 Jul 10:30am – 1:30pm
with Buddhist teacher Martin Allingham

Sometimes, we feel that things in our life are just going wrong. We encounter difficult situations, we can’t control them, and we feel that the situation itself is the problem. As a result, our state of mind is precarious, always at the mercy of the next thing that happens. How can we change this without just swallowing our feelings of frustration and anger? Buddha taught practical methods to practise true patience – a way to accept whatever happens without becoming unhappy and without repressing our feelings. By using these methods we will develop a deep inner peace that cannot be disturbed by changing conditions. We can still fix things that break and work to change the world for the better, but we will be able to do so from place of peace rather than agitation. Come and learn how empowering and liberating it is to practice true patience!

 

 


Learn to Meditate

Sat 25 Aug 10:30am – 1:30pm
with Buddhist nun Kelsang Chogma