THE MIRROR OF DHARMA - HOW TO FIND THE REAL MEANING OF LIFE
Online Four Part Meditation Course
Sat 19th Sept | Sat 3rd – 17th – 31st Oct | 10.00am – 1.00pm
Online Four Part Meditation Course with Teacher, James Baskerville
(Video catch-up available for 7 days)
In this four part course we have an opportunity to look in the ‘Mirror of Dharma’. Dharma refers to Buddha’s teachings. These teachings are compared to a mirror because through contemplation and meditation we can look inside our own mind at our beliefs and behaviours and identify those that are faulty and lead to suffering and those that are based in wisdom and lead to happiness.
This course will be based on the ‘three principle aspects of the path’, as presented in the book ‘Mirror of Dharma’ by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. This is an essential presentation of the Buddhist Path of Radical transformation. These same instructions have been relied upon by countless practitioners of past and present generations to accomplish Enlightenment. Our resident teacher James will provide practical teachings and guide meditations applicable to modern day living.
You are welcome to attend as many of the sessions as you wish, however a more comprehensive understanding will come from attending all four sessions.
To book any single half day course click on the days below.
19 September: Class 1 – The Art of Contemplation & Meditation
3 October: Class 2 – The Path to Perfect Peace
17 October: Class 3 – The Compassionate Mind of Enlightenment
31 October: Class 4 – Wisdom, The Path to True Freedom
This teachings will be streamed online at 10.00AM, but if you are not able to watch at that time the file will remain accessible for 7 days.
All our meditation classes and events are available to the people of Kent and East Sussex area, to find your local centre please visit: kadampa.org
Please Note: You’ll find the webinar link for this course on the confirmation order of your booking on the ‘Additional Information’ section at the bottom.
The course will be led by James Baskerville, Resident Teacher at Jampel Kadampa Buddhist Centre.
James has been practising and teaching Kadampa Buddhism for over twenty years and has engaged in extensive meditation retreats, including silent retreat. He is especially known for his clarity, humour and inspirational presentation of Buddha’s teachings.
Session 1 | 10am – 11.15am
Tea break | 11.15am – 11.45am
session 2 | 11.45am – 1.00pm
Cost & Booking
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.