Tuesdays 8th - 29th September | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm | £10 a week or £24 for the whole course

What does understanding the mind have to do with creating a happy life? Happiness and suffering are both merely states of mind. Therefore to truly be free from suffering and enjoy happiness in every moment, it is imperative that we possess a thorough and profound understanding of the mind and how to maintain control over it. This is the best, most reliable way by which we can greatly improve our quality of life both now and in the future.

This course is great for everyone, with any level of experience!

Learn More

Thursdays 10th September - 1st October | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm | £10 a week or £24 for the whole course

“The path to enlightenment is really very simple - all we need to do is stop cherishing ourself and learn to cherish others. All other spiritual realisations will naturally follow from this.”

- Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

In this 4 week course we will learn the answers to 'life's big questions', by studying Buddha's teachings we will discover the true meaning of our life and how to make the most of it. This class is great for beginners as well as those interested in deepening their understanding of Buddhism and meditation.

Learn More

TUESDAYS 6TH-27TH OCTOBER| 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

£10 a class or £24 if you book in advance!

We have the potential to free ourselves from all our problems, but firstly we need to correctly identify them. In How To Solve Our Human Problems, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche says:

To solve our human problems and enable us to find everlasting peace and happiness, Buddha gave the most profound teachings for us to use as practical advice. His teachings are known as ‘Dharma’, which means supreme protection from suffering. Dharma is the actual method to solve our human problems. To understand this, first we should consider what is the real nature of our problems and what are their main causes.

Our problems do not exist outside our mind. The real nature of our problems is our unpleasant feelings, which are part of our mind. When our car, for example, has a problem, we often say, ‘I have a problem’, but in reality it is not our problem but the car’s problem. Our problems develop only when we experience unpleasant feelings. The car’s problems exist outside the mind, whereas our problems are inside our mind. By differentiating between animate and inanimate problems like this, we can understand that the real nature of our problems is our own feelings, which are part of our mind.

Learn More

THURSDAY'S 8TH - 29TH OCTOBER | 7PM - 8:30PM

£10 a class or £24 if you book in advance!

On this course, we will study sections from 'How to Understand the Mind' by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

This book offers us deep insight into our mind and shows how an understanding of its nature and functions can be used practically in everyday experience to improve our lives.

Part 1 is a practical guide to developing and maintaining a light, positive mind – showing how to recognize and abandon states of mind that harm us, and to replace them with peaceful and beneficial ones.

Part 2 describes different types of mind in detail, revealing the depth and profundity of the Buddhist understanding of the mind. It concludes with a detailed explanation of meditation, showing how by controlling and transforming our mind we can attain a lasting state of joy, independent of external conditions.

Learn More

SATURDAY 1oTH October | 10:00 AM - 1:15 PM

£20 on the door or £15 if you book in advance!

Meditation has many benefits from simple relaxation to help us keep a positive, peaceful outlook at all times. These results depend upon whether our meditation is effective. This course offers an insight into a Buddhist approach to meditation and is great for beginners and for those looking to deepen their meditation practice.

Learn More

SATURDAY 17TH OCTOBER | 10:00 AM - 1:15 PM

£20 on the door or £15 if you book in advance!

Dealing with people is such a big part of our lives. So what happens when we find others difficult to live or work with. So often our priorities differ, our opinions clash, conflicts can build and we can feel like another person is making us stressed and miserable.

Buddha explains some clear methods for taking control back and realizing that we can change our relationship with others by changing the way we view them. In this course, we will explore some powerful meditations for viewing others more constructively that will enable us to respond to what they do more effectively.

Practicing and becoming familiar with these meditations give us the freedom to be at peace regardless of how others behave. A great course for everyone at any level!

Learn More