THE PSYCHOLOGY OF A PEACEFUL MIND - ONLINE TALK
Introductory Talk on the 11 Virtuous Mental Factors with James Baskerville. (Video catch-up available for 7 days)
Happiness is not something that comes spontaneously. We need to know what are the causes of happiness. Once we understand these causes we are empowered to begin our own inner training. Buddha taught the ’11 virtuous mental factors’, these are states of mind or ways of seeing the world that give rise to peace and clarity both now and in the future.
On this talk James will give an explanation of one of these training, give practical advice on how to integrate them into your everyday life and guide a meditation to take these trainings deep into our own mind. The talk will be followed by 4 weeks course on the following mental factors: Mental Suppleness – Conscientiousness – Equanimity – Non-harmfulness.
This teachings will be streamed online at 7pm, but if you are not able to watch at that time the file will remain accessible for 3 days.
Please note: All 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 section ‘Additional Information’ at the bottom.
The online talk will be lead 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 | 7pm – 8pm
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.