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Finding Peace in a Changing, Turbulent World

With Resident Teacher Kadam John McBretney

Mondays 7.30 - 8.45pm, from June 7

In these live online classes Kadam John will explain how to train the mind to create happiness from within.

In these changing times everybody's lives are uncertain. Environmental pollution, disease and violence are pervasive. We have so many problems, such as anxiety and so on. Troubled by so many things, we look everywhere for peace and happiness but it is always illusive. Disappointment is our everyday experience.

"Pure happiness can only be attained through developing our mind. Through improving our qualities of love, compassion and wisdom we can gradually eliminate all our suffering and problems, and eventually attain the everlasting joy of full enlightenment.  I guarantee that if you put the instructions of training the mind into practice in your daily life you will find the inner peace and joy that everyone is looking for."  Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. The New Eight Steps to Happiness

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Modern_2021

Meditations for modern life

With Ralph Sueppel

Tuesdays 7.30 - 8.45pm

This class focuses on practical Buddhist meditations for happiness and success. Modern life can be challenging and sometimes overwhelming. Stress, anxiety, and depression are widespread. Merely working harder or changing external circumstances cannot solve our human problems. Happiness and success depend on our state of mind and, hence, we must learn how to train our mind.

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ClearMind_2021

Meditations for a Clear Mind

With Mark Furman

Wednesdays 12.30 - 1.15pm, from June 9

Learn meditations derived from the Buddhist Mahamudra 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.

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

The real source of happiness is inner peace. If our mind is peaceful, we will be happy all the time, regardless of external conditions, but if it is disturbed or troubled in any way, we will never be happy, no matter how good our external conditions may be. External conditions can only make us happy if our mind is peaceful."  Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.

If we want to experience true, lasting happiness, we need to learn the secret of inner peace by meditating on the mind.

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Positive Thinking & Meditation

With Resident Teacher Kadam John McBretney

Thursday 7.30 - 8.15 pm, from June 10

Take a break as we wind down with a positive thought and meditation for the weekend. Each week our Resident Teacher Kadam John McBretney will introduce a profound and inspiring quote from Buddha's teachings, and he will guide a practical meditation on it. He will help us to carry the experience of the meditation into our daily lives to improve our mindfulness and make our daily experiences more peaceful and happy.

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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.


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ALL OUR MEDITATION VENUES ARE TEMPORARILY CLOSED

The Kadampa meditation classes in London normally run on a weekly basis. They feature guided meditations and practical advice on how to use Buddha's teachings to solve our daily problems. These local classes will resume once circumstances allow.

Classes are taught by a qualified teachers and follow the teachings of the New Kadampa Tradition; a modern Buddhist tradition founded by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.

The Centre also runs regular weekend meditation courses and pujas or chanted prayer sessions, all of which are suitable for beginners.

Group meditation classes for beginners

Kadam John giving blessing empowerment

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