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Wednesday evening meditation class

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Mindfulness and Concentration

27 April to 1 June

The practice of mindfulness, both in and out of meditation sessions, is essential to prevent distractions and to allow us to hold our mind on meaningful objects. It is then easy to develop virtuous concentration, which makes our mind peaceful and our meditations effective.

‘When our mind is free from the turbulence of distracting conceptions it becomes calm and smooth. When we are enjoying internal peace and happiness our craving for external sources of pleasure naturally declines and it is easy to remain content.’ 

(‘How to Understand the Mind,’ Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche) 

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The Bodhisattva’s Way of Life

22 June to 20 July

A Bodhisattva is a Friend of the World, someone who possesses the mind wishing to attain enlightenment for the benefit of others. With this mind, called ‘bodhichitta,’ we can transform all our daily activities into skilful methods that benefit others.

We will be using the beautiful poem ‘Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life’ by the 8th century master Shantideva, and its commentary ‘Meaningful to Behold’ by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.

 
This class is available online (please book by clicking buttons below) or in person (no need to book, simply drop in)
 

WHEN

Wednesday
7-8pm

Where

Online and in person

Cost

£7 | £4.50 concession | Members Free

Course Dates

Mindfulness and Concentration

25 May  BOOK HERE

1 June  BOOK HERE

Term break until 22 June

The Bodhisattva’s Way of Life

22 June  BOOK HERE

29 June  BOOK HERE

6 July  BOOK HERE

13 July  BOOK HERE

20 July  BOOK HERE

Term break until 24 August

24 August

31 August

7 September

14 September

21 September

Term break until 5 October

Teacher
 This class is lead by the Resident Teacher, Kelsang Rak-ma

Class Format

What to Expect

Guided Meditation

Enjoy two simple guided meditations, exploring different types of meditation; analytical, placement and have an opportunity to practice their application. Learn how to settle the mind and experience real lasting inner peace.

Thought for the day

The teacher will present a short explanation on the weekly subject and you will have the opportunity to ask questions and engage in discussion.

DAILY LIFE

All advice is based on the application of these ancient teaching into your daily life, learn how to use meditation to maintain a happy mind all the time.

FAQs

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.

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