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Transform Your Life with Modern Buddhism

With Resident Teacher Kadam John McBretney

Mondays 7.30 - 8.45pm

Modern Buddhism presents the meditations and positive thinking techniques we need to transform our life. By learning to meditate and diligently putting into practice the methods taught in this class, we will become permanently free from all our suffering and problems.

The methods taught in these classes are not widely known and are found only in Buddha's special teachings – they are highly practical methods that show us how to develop and maintain inner peace, how we can reduce and stop our experience of negativity, and how we can bring about positive changes in our lives that will enable us to experience the deep and lasting happiness we seek.

These teachings are for everyone regardless of previous experience and you don’t have to be a Buddhist.

You can attend this event in person or online via livestream.

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Meditations for Mental Strength and Success

With Ralph Sueppel

Tuesdays 7.30 - 8.45pm

Modern Buddhism offers scientific methods for improving our human nature and qualities through developing the capacity of our mind. When things go wrong in our life and we encounter difficult situations, we tend to regard the situation itself as our problem, but in reality whatever problems we experience come from the side of the mind. Therefore if we want to be happy, strong, and successful we must learn to develop and control our mind.

You can attend this event in person or online via livestream.

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Meditations for a Kind Heart

With Mark Furman

Wednesdays 12.30 - 1.15pm

A kind heart is a special mental attitude that cherishes other people at least as much as we cherish ourself. It is grounded in the common sense thinking: 'Just as I wish for happiness and not suffering, so to does everyone else. In this respect we are all exactly the same.'

As Geshe Kelsang Gyatso says, "A good heart always gives good results."

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Freedom from Painful Feelings

With Karla Sandoval

Thursdays 7.30 - 8.15 pm

If we are prevented from fulfilling our wishes or forced to deal with a situation we do not like, our uncontrolled mind immediately feels unhappy. This uncomfortable feeling eventually turns into anger, jealousy, anxiety, etc., and we become even more disturbed than before.
To overcome these painful states of mind we have to learn new ways of responding to them. Since it is unreasonable to expect that we can fulfil all our desires, we must cultivate a more realistic and balanced approach to the problems of life. On this course we will learn and gain experience in practical methods of training our mind in this more realistic approach.

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Choose Happiness

New in-person classes

Mill Hill, Mondays

Choose Happiness

With Sandrine Fanjek

Mill Hill Library, NW7 2HX

Mondays 12.30 - 1.15pm

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 lunchtime classes.

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 this class, you will learn the meditations and positive thinking techniques you need to live your best life. We sit on chairs and no special clothing or equipment is required.

£5 a class. In person only, pay at the class or book online. Free for members

Mill Hill Library, Hartley Avenue, London NW7 2HX

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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.

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"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