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Weekly Meditation Classes

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Meeting Wisdom Buddha

With Thomas Tozer

Two classes: Monday 15 & 22 Aug, 7.30 - 8.45pm

In this short series we will be introduced to Je Tsongkhapa, the wisdom Buddha, and we will learn how to connect to him, receive his special blessings, and increase our wisdom through engaging in the special practices of Heart Jewel and Offering to the Spiritual Guide. Suitable for beginners and experienced practitioners alike - if you would like to meet wisdom Buddha Je Tsongkhapa,  please come along!

Everybody welcome.

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£8.00
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How to Solve our Human Problems

With Kadam John McBretney, Resident Teacher of Heruka KMC

Mondays 7.30 - 8.45pm

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In this busy world, our experiences of happiness are fleeting and short-lived, while inner peace eludes us completely. Our negative states of mind, such as uncontrolled desire and anger, create endless problems for ourselves and others, and prevent us from fulfilling our deepest wishes. Buddha's popular teaching on the Four Noble Truths offers clear and simple solutions, guiding us to an oasis of peace within our hearts.
Kadam John will explain from his experience of putting Buddha's teachings into practice how to find:

  • freedom from mental and physical pain, including stress, worry and depression;
  • more satisfying and successful relationships;
  • lasting happiness and fulfilment;
  • a meaningful and joyful life.

These in-person classes are suitable for all levels.

For free in-person taster sessions use coupon code FREE2 at checkout, or just come along. Why not bring a friend?
Everybody welcome.

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Modern Buddhism - The Path of Compassion and Wisdom

With Ralph Sueppel

Tuesdays 7.30 - 8.45pm

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Although we want to be happy all the time we do not know how to do this, and we are always destroying our own happiness by developing anger, negative views and negative intentions. Happiness and suffering are states of mind and so their main causes are not to be found outside the mind. If we want to be truly happy and free from suffering, we must learn how to control our mind. Through meditation we can gain profound realizations through which we can solve our daily problems of delusions and accomplish the real meaning of human life.

These in-person classes are suitable for all levels.

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Everybody welcome.

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Meditations for a Clear Mind

With Mark Furman

Wednesdays 12.30 - 1.15pm

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Learn meditations derived from the Buddhist tradition that lead you on a voyage of exploration of your mind through which you can discover your own inner potential for lasting peace and happiness

These in-person classes are suitable for all levels.

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Peaceful Mind, Meaningful Life

With Karla Sandoval

Thursdays 7.30 - 8.45 pm

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Our modern life is normally busy and full of different choices of entertainment that we can constantly change. Nevertheless, this is not giving us a meaningful life that we do not get bored about. In this series we will look how to integrate profound Buddhist practices and meditations into our modern daily lives. As a result we will find that by training our mind we are building a meaningful life even when our external circumstances remain the same or become challenging.

These in-person classes are suitable for all levels.

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New in-person classes

Woolwich, Tuesdays

Choose Happiness, Learn to Meditate

With Richard Batty

The Woolwich College, 2nd Floor, Barnard Close, London SE18 6DD (just off Powis Street, opposite TK Maxx)

Tuesday evenings 7 - 8.15pm

Have you ever wondered why meditators seem so peaceful and happy? It's because they have learned the special methods to overcome negativity and cultivate deep inner peace. And now, you can too, in these weekly evening classes in the heart of Woolwich.

Every one of us has the capacity to live a happy and joyful life. Yet too often, habitual negative thinking and frustration leave us feeling unhappy, anxious, and stressed.

In these classes you will learn the meditations and positive thinking techniques you need to overcome negativity, worry, and stress.

It's time to live your best life!

Weekly Programme:

28 June. Habits of Happy People
Learn to cultivate special attitudes that will help you maintain happiness day in, day out.

5 July. The Secrets of Happy Relationships
Learn simple but extraordinary methods to take the heat out of difficult relationships

12 July. Let It Go! The Power of Acceptance
Become your own superhero by developing the perfection of patience.

19 July. Actual Love
Learn how a peaceful, loving mind can shape a meaningful and happy life.

26 July. The Joy of Meditation
Practical advice for meditation practice in our busy, modern world.

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Note - we regret that currently there is no wheelchair access in this venue

£8 a class.
In person only, pay at the class. Free for members.
Everybody welcome!

New classes will start on Tuesday 30 August 2022
Information coming

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Free In Person Meditation Classes

At Heruka Kadampa Meditation Centre

11 Woodstock Road, London NW11 8ES

Limited time offer: Two in person free classes.
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Discover the benefits of meditation:

  • Inner peace
  • Increased happiness
  • Less stress and worry
  • Deal effectively with anger and frustration
  • Better relationships
  • A more meaningful life
  • Learn about the mind, and how to relax

 

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How does Kadampa meditation help?

Modern life is challenging and if we lack the inner resources to control our mind, we will inevitably find life stressful and difficult to manage, giving rise to feelings of anxiety, irritation and even loneliness and depression. This can make us feel unhappy and helpless, and it can also have an impact on our relationships as we become less able to cope constructively with disagreements and differences in our views and wishes.

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Kadampa meditation gives us the solution. The meditations taught, and the teachings which help us to understand what to meditate on, give us techniques to understand where our unhappiness and problems are coming from and how to change them. Not only this, but over time, we will learn to transform difficult situations into opportunities for growth and development, so that instead of feeling powerless when faced with a difficult situation, we will come to welcome difficulties into our life as they provide the actual means with which to bring about positive change and spiritual development. In this way, peace and happiness will become our daily experience, and we will approach life with a new confidence and sense of purpose.

"If our mind is pure and peaceful we will be happy, regardless of our external circumstances, but if it is impure and unpeaceful we will never be happy, no matter how hard we try to change the external conditions."

How to Transform Your Life by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.


FAQs about meditation classes

Group meditation classes for beginners

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Once the conditions allow, in-person, local meditation classes will resume. These classes are taught in groups and everyone is welcome; you do not need to be a Buddhist to attend or to benefit from the meditations and methods taught.

The classes are well-suited to those new to meditation - all meditations are guided and are clearly explained by the teacher before the meditation begins.

Each class also includes a talk covering a specific aspect of Buddha's teachings. These topics are all scientific methods to improve our human nature and good qualities. For more information about these topics you can download a free copy of one of the books used to teach the classes, such as How to Transform Your Life, by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.

While our London meditation venues are closed, everyone is welcome to join our online meditation classes.

"Happiness and suffering are states of mind and so their main causes are not to be found outside the mind."

Modern Buddhism - The Path of Compassion and Wisdom by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.

Everyone is welcome

"Happiness is a part of the mind that experiences inner peace, or peace of mind, so the real source of happiness must lie within the mind, not in external conditions."

Geshe Kelsang Gyatso