The Basics of Buddhism- Morning Course
Who was Buddha? What did he teach? Why is meditation important for everyone? What is karma? And what do Buddhists believe happens when we die?All these questions (and more) presented in an accessible way, with guided meditations to allow us to spend time contemplating these profound yet deeply practical topics.
This course will be taught by the Resident Teacher of Maitreya Kadampa Buddhist Centre, Kelsang Rak-ma.
Rak-ma has been practising Kadampa Buddhism for nearly twenty years and is known for her clear and down-to-earth teachings.
SESSION 1 | 10.00 – 11.15AM
TEA BREAK | 11.15 – 11.45AM
SESSION 2 | 11.45 – 1.00PM
Our classes are for everyone who is interested in learning how to meditate, regardless of background or belief. They are designed to give a broad introduction to Buddhist meditation, teachings, and practice. Everyone is invited to use whichever aspects of the teachings they find helpful.
No. Anyone can learn basic meditation and experience the benefits that come from having a peaceful mind.
No. Everyone is welcome, including beginners. All you need is the wish to improve yourself and the quality of your life.
No special clothing is required, come as you are.
No. The classes focus on meditation and teachings alone. You can choose to sit on a chair or meditation cushion.
We are a registered charity run entirely by volunteers, no-one receives a salary. The funds we receive are used to pay for our venues and operating expenses. Although we charge for classes we also offer low-income rates and no one will ever be turned away for lack of funds.