Meditation Classes in London
A full programme of live online meditation classes
Right now a full programme of weekly meditation classes is available live and online from Heruka Kadampa Meditation Centre (KMC). By making the meditations taught at these weekly classes part of our daily routine, we can give ourselves the best opportunity to find lasting inner peace and happiness, and solve all of the problems that come from negative minds, including anxiety, stress and worry.
Livestreamed meditation classes
With Resident Teacher Kadam John McBretney
Book single classes or enjoy all classes with a fully inclusive livestreaming subscription (£20 a month) or with a membership.
Classes from Monday 29 June
How to Stay Positive and Peaceful when Life is Uncertain
Mondays 7.30 - 8.30pm
29 June, 6, 13, 20 July
Learn to transform our experience of anxiety, depression and stress using Buddhist reasoning, logic and wisdom, and the ancient, profound practice of taking and giving.
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Living Lightly with Ourself and Others
Tuesdays 7.30 - 8.30pm
30 June, 7, 14, 21 July
Buddhist advice on how to stop grasping and let go of our worries and limitations.
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Meditations for a Kind Heart
Wednesdays 12.30 - 1pm
1, 8, 15, 22 July
Discover how a good heart always gives good results.
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Guided Meditations of Modern Buddhism
Thursdays 7.30 - 8.15pm
2, 9, 16, 23 July
Guided meditations and instructions on Kadam Lamrim – the stages of the path to enlightenment. Lamrim includes all the essential teachings of Buddha, structured in a comprehensive way that is easy to understand and put into practice.
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How to Stay Positive when Feeling Overwhelmed
Half-day course with Kadam John McBretney
Sat 11 July, 2020
Find out how to relax and enjoy life by using Buddha’s wisdom to change the way we deal with impossible situations and people and the seemingly unmanageable circumstances of our life itself.
Google customer reviews
"Heruka Centre ticks all the boxes. Meditation, peaceful environment, lovely garden, warm kind people, great food and if you want more they do day courses and retreats. Highly recommend."
"Practical meditation guidance in a peaceful space. Pretty garden, friendly faces and tasty food at the weekend courses!"
"Heruka Centre is a very blessed and peaceful environment. Learn to meditate with authentic Wisdom teachings. Highly recommended. Try it, you'll like it!!"
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.
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.
Places to meditate in London
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
Once the conditions allow, weekly meditation classes around London 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.
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