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The Illusion of Loneliness | Half Day Workshop – 14 Dec

December 14, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm

- £15

With Resident Teacher, Gen Lekma.

Do you often feel you’re on your own?

  • Do you feel isolated or alone even when with others?
  • Do you avoid being on your own?
  • Do you keep busy or distract yourself when you have time alone?

If you can answer yes to any of the above questions, then this half-day meditation workshop could be just right for you.

Using Buddhist wisdom, Gen Lekma will help you discover: 

  • The truth about the experience of loneliness 
  • How we are actually all connected on a deep level
  • How it is possible to overcome this sense of isolation or separation and feel a genuine warmth towards others

We often feel as if we are isolated individuals and suffer from loneliness, yearning to feel a sense of connection with others. In this half-day course we will discover how this perception of ourselves as separate from others is an illusion, for in truth we are all naturally and profoundly interconnected. By learning to understand and feel this connection we will reduce our sense of isolation, allowing a natural closeness and authentic love for others to arise.


Reception & Cafe open at 10:00am. Come early and enjoy a tea/coffee & cake.

Session 1: 10:30-11:30 – Teaching & guided meditations

Session 2: 12-1pm – Teachings & guided meditations

£15 (£12 for membership cards)


Gen Lekma is a senior Buddhist nun with more than 25 years of teaching and meditation experience and she has taught in England and the United States for much of this time.

She is a very popular and experienced teacher and her clear and entertaining talks express the path of wisdom and meditation in a way that is ideally suited for people of the modern world. She is greatly cherished by her students for her warm, light and wise example.

Gen Lekma teaches meditation weekly classes, study programmes, day courses and guides retreats in Southampton and surrounding area. She is sometimes invited to guide retreats at other Meditation Centres in UK and abroad.

This course is suitable for everyone from complete beginners to experienced meditators.

What will each session consist of? 
Each session will include a combination of teachings and guided meditations with an opportunity to ask questions at the end and socialize with like-minded people during the break time.

Do I need to bring anything or wear anything special?
No. All sessions will take place on chairs but there are optional cushions if you prefer to sit cross-legged. You don’t need to bring anything else with you, but some people like to take notes during the session, so feel free to bring a paper and pen.

What if I’m new to this?
Everyone is welcome to participate in this course and will benefit both new and experienced people alike. Our reception staff will happily recommend some follow on reading or classes after the course if you are interested.

More questions?
Contact us and someone will happily help you with your query.


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December 14, 2019
10:30 am - 1:00 pm
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