- Do you want to feel better mentally and physically?
- Would you like to improve your ability to sleep and relax?
- Do you want to improve the quality and enjoyment of your relationships?
Everyone can meditate and although apps help initially, it is much easier and more powerful to improve your meditation quickly by having a spiritual teacher to impart their experience and help guide you directly.
You can attend a whole course or simply drop in whenever you can as each class is self-contained, or you can just come along to try a session. However, it is beneficial if possible to attend the entire series of classes.
The instructions originate from the Kadampa Buddhist lineage, but you do not need to be Buddhist to benefit.
The teacher of this courses is Gen Lekma a Kadampa Buddhist nun with nearly 30 years of meditation and teaching experience both in the US and UK. She has been deeply inspired by her teacher Ven. Geshe Kelsang Gyatso to teach others the great benefits of meditation that help us develop peaceful, focused and positive minds that allows us to live with kindness and compassion.
Habits of happy people | Drop-in Course
Fri Feb 7 | Contentment
“Without contentment, a rich man will think he is poor”- Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. By learning to be happy with what we have we can overcome our overwhelming dissatisfaction, simplify our life and be able to focus more easily on internal changes.
Fri Feb 14 | Gratitude
We can get so stuck focusing on the negative that we can forget to appreciate all the benefit we receive from others. By maintaining an awareness of the kindness of others in our life we can keep a positive, grateful mind that will make us more warm and well disposed towards others and protect us from unhappy thoughts.
Fri Feb 21 | Joy
It is very easy to allow our mind to focus in ways that are contradictory with our basic wish to be happy. This class will explore teachings and meditations that enable us to keep a positive mind and overcome negative thoughts such as jealousy, competitiveness and discouragement.
Fri Mar 28 | Acceptance
In this class, we will learn how to maintain a calm and joyful mind even in the most challenging circumstances through applying Buddha’s teachings on patient acceptance.
Liking Difficult people | Drop-in Course
Fri Mar 6 | Liking Difficult people
Fri Mar 13 | Love vs Attachment
Fri Mar 20 | Transforming Dislikeable People
Fri Mar 27 | Create a world of kindness
Fri Apr 3 | Seeing Others as Equals
Fri Apr 10 | No Class
Fri Apr 17 | Next Course starts