The Wheel of Life
Meditation Day Course
Saturday 26 October | 10.00am – 5.00pm
Meditation Day Course with Maitreya Centre Principal Teacher, James Baskerville
‘This diagram reveals the complete path to liberation and full enlightenment’…With Dharma Wisdom, if we contemplate and meditate on the meaning of the diagram of the Wheel of Life we can gain many experiences and realisations of the stages of the path.‘ – Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, Joyful Path of Good Fortune
The Wheel of Life is a well known image from Buddhist iconography but few people understand the profound symbolism contained within it. The diagram was created by Buddha to communicate – through images – the extent of the realms of existence, the mechanisms of karma and rebirth and the path that leads to liberation from the cycle of impure life.
On this day course, Buddhist Teacher James Baskerville will explain the meaning of this profound diagram and guide meditations based on the symbols contained within it.
Everyone is welcome.
The day course will be guided by James Baskerville, Principal Teacher at Maitreya 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.
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.