Weekly Meditation Classes
The Art of Self Acceptance
TUESDAY’S 7TH – 28TH September 7:00PM – 8:30 PM
Why relate to a limited sense of self when we have such amazing potential? All too often we are too hard on ourselves, too unforgiving and critical. This leads to a lack of self esteem and discouragement. Of course we make mistakes, we are human beings, but with Buddha’s teachings we have the chance to realise our potential to be loving, kind and compassionate beings. The essence of our nature is a truly beautiful state. Meditation helps us relate to our true nature and to believe in ourselves and our ability to be happy, truly happy all of the time
How the Mind Works
Thursdays 9th- 30th September 7:00PM – 8:30 PM
In this series of classes we will explore Buddhist insights into the nature and function of the mind and learn how to use the creative power of our mind to create the experiences we wish for.
As happiness and suffering are states of mind, if we are to find the happiness we seek an understanding of our mind is essential. Through learning how our mind works, we can begin to bring our mind under control, and in this way improve the quality of our life, both now and in the future.
TUESDAY’S 5TH – 19TH October 7:00PM – 8:30 PM
Everyday we encounter many difficult situations that we do not like. Since there is no way to stop this, we can change the way we respond to unexpected problems. Through learning Buddha’s wisdom advice on transforming adversity and gradually integrating it into our daily lives we can radically change our life for the better, learn to accept difficult situations with confidence and experience being free from problems every day of our lives.
Introduction to Buddhism
THURSDAYS 7TH- 30st October 7:00PM – 8:30 PM
Buddha’s life and teachings reveal a blueprint that anyone can follow to awaken our fullest potential for happiness. Learn the core insights and practices of the Buddhist faith – from meditation and mindfulness to reincarnation, karma and the true nature of things – in a practical, accessible, non-dogmatic way. “All objects whether pleasant, unpleasant or neutral, are mere appearances to the mind just like things experienced in a dream.” Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
Tuesdays 2nd-23rd November 7:00 PM – 8.30PM
Learn simple techniques that Buddhism offers to reduce and overcome our stress and frustration towards others, and thereby achieve positive and harmonious relationships with everyone.
Learn powerful meditations that enable us to be mindful of the kindness and good qualities of others allowing us to keep a mind of love, even when a relationship is difficult. The course will also introduce a special meditation that allows us to step into the shoes of another person and empathize with them, seeing the situation from the other person’s perspective. This meditation technique allows us to be more compassionate, understanding and patient with others, especially those that we find difficult.
thursdays 4TH – 25TH November 7:00PM – 8:30 PM
We all suffer from fear and anxiety at times in our lives. Our fears can become our limits if we don’t have a constructive way of looking at them and letting them go. learn how to face our fears and let them go, with a sense of courage and peace of mind.