These Tuesday online classes include guided meditations, thought-provoking teachings and the option to discuss and ask questions at the end via text-chat (live-stream only).
Everybody is welcome to attend these online classes – ideal for beginners, no previous experience or knowledge is necessary.
If you live closer to one of our sister Centres please contact them for details of their online classes. You can find your closest Centre at Kadampa.org
Kelsang Chogma is the Resident Teacher for Ganden Kadampa Buddhist Centre in Halifax. She has been practising and teaching meditation and modern Buddhism for over twenty years.
Chogma was ordained as a Buddhist nun in 2009 by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso and serves as a wonderful example of the ordained way of life in the modern world. She is loved for her joyful enthusiasm and gentle skill in guiding meditations.
Learn the basics of meditation with this three-class pre-recorded video series available on demand from Tuesday 1st December until Tuesday 5th January 2021.
In this short series we will learn the basics of meditation and mindfulness and become familiar with some simple, guided meditations that anyone can learn to do.
The purpose of meditation is to make our mind calm and peaceful. If our mind is peaceful, we will be free from worries and mental discomfort, and so we will experience true happiness; but if our mind is not peaceful, we will find it very difficult to be happy, even if we are living in the very best conditions.
If we train in meditation, our mind will gradually become more and more peaceful, and we will experience a purer and purer form of happiness. Eventually, we will be able to stay happy all the time, even in the most difficult circumstances.
Class 1 – beginning meditation; developing inner peace
Class 2 – meditation to reduce negative thinking
Class 3 – meditation to nurture positive thinking
Cost is £12 for all three classes (free for Gold Card and Season Ticket holders)
HOW THE CLASSES WILL RUN
After booking you will receive a confirmation email that contains a link to access the video page on our website. The videos will appear automatically on that page at the following dates/times:
Class 1 will go live at 7pm on Tues 1st Dec
Class 2 will go live at 7pm on Tues 8th Dec
Class 3 will go live at 7pm on Tues 15th Dec
Once all three videos are online they will remain online until Tuesday 5th January 2021 so you can view them as many times as you like over the holidays.
Follow these links to purchase the books, prayers and guided meditations used in these classes.
The audio prayers used in this teaching are produced, published and copyrighted by Tharpa Publications, and are being used here with Tharpa’s written permission.
If you wish to download the audio or ebooklet prayers for your own use, please visit Tharpa.com to purchase a valid copy. All profits are dedicated to the International Temples Project.
Follow Along for Free – Liberating Prayer and Prayers for Meditation
The FREE EBOOK ‘How to Transform Your Life’ includes ‘Liberating Prayer’ and ‘Prayers for Meditation’ in the appendices – Download from howtotyl.com