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Responding Practically: An Effective Solution to Problems

Mondays 7.30pm - 8.45pm

From 1 July 2024

With Invited Teachers

At Heruka Kadampa Meditation Centre, Golders Green

Buddha taught that with wisdom, everything that arises in our life can teach us something beneficial and help us improve our mind and our good qualities. Through using our day to day difficulties as a special training, we can grow our inner strength, confidence and joy. Eventually we will have a healthy, flexible mind that is happy whatever happens!

Each week we will learn to transform these difficulties into benefit through wisdom and meditation.

• Criticism
• Conflict
• Loss
• Change

Practical life changing advice for everyone.

The teachers are qualified teachers of Heruka KMC who are engaged on the study programmes. They have been studying and practising Kadampa Buddhism for many years.
They will be teaching and guiding the meditations. There will generally be time for Q&A. Why not give it a try? Bring a friend!

Everybody welcome!

meditateinlondon.org/mondays

Address:

Heruka KMC
11 Woodstock Road
Golders Green
London NW11 8ES

Mondays 7.30pm - 8.45pm

Dates:

1, 8, 15, 22 July 2024

Price:

£10 a class, £32 for 4 week course

£32.00
£10.00

Free for members

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Overcoming Stress & Building Resilience

Mondays 7.30pm - 8.45pm

From 2 September 2024, four weeks

With Kadam John McBretney, Resident Teacher

At Heruka Kadampa Meditation Centre, Golders Green

Imagine a life free from painful emotions like anxiety, stress, irritation, dissatisfaction and loneliness. But how can this become a reality? Buddha explained that all painful emotions are states of mind. By training in Kadampa Buddhist meditations you will learn the tools for changing your mind - from negative and painful to positive and peaceful.

In this series we will look at effective Kadampa meditation-based solutions to everyday problems, which can be practised by anyone, whether Buddhist or not. Each week will consider a specific negative mind, and you will learn practical wisdom advice and meditations that will help you to stay uplifted and joyful.

You will learn how to:

  • Let go of the things you cannot control
  • Identify unhelpful thoughts
  • Stay positive and peaceful

The teacher, Kadam John McBretney, has more than 30 years of meditation experience. He will be teaching and guiding the meditations, and there will be time for Q&A. Why not give it a try? Bring a friend!

Everybody welcome!

meditateinlondon.org/mondays

Address:

Heruka KMC
11 Woodstock Road
Golders Green
London NW11 8ES

Mondays 7.30pm - 8.45pm

Dates:

2, 9, 16, 23 September 2024

Price:

£10 a class, £32 for 4 week course

£32.00
£10.00

Free for members

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Dealing with Difficult People

Mondays 7.30pm - 8.45pm

From 30 September 2024, four weeks

With Kadam John McBretney, Resident Teacher

At Heruka Kadampa Meditation Centre, Golders Green

Often our priorities differ, our opinions clash, conflicts can build and we can feel like another person is making us stressed and miserable. Buddha explains some clear methods for taking control back and realising that you can change your relationship with others by changing the way you view them.

In this course, Kadam John McBretney will explore special ways of viewing others that will not only protect your own mind but will also enable you to respond to challenging behaviour more effectively.

You will learn how to:

  • Avoid conflicts and disharmony
  • Strengthen our love
  • Stay calm and respond wisely

The teacher, Kadam John McBretney, has more than 30 years of meditation experience. He will be teaching and guiding the meditations, and there will be time for Q&A. Why not give it a try? Bring a friend!

Everybody welcome!

meditateinlondon.org/mondays

Address:

Heruka KMC
11 Woodstock Road
Golders Green
London NW11 8ES

Mondays 7.30pm - 8.45pm

Dates:

30 September, 7, 14, 21 October 2024

Price:

£10 a class, £32 for 4 week course

£32.00
£10.00

Free for members

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Meditation & Breakfast Club

With Kadam Ai Peng McBretney

Tuesdays 7.30am - 8am

At Heruka Kadampa Meditation Centre, Golders Green

Join us for a short meditation to start the day, and a light breakfast afterwards.

Choose your drink or breakfast menu at the class.

4 minutes from the tube and bus station for a quick getaway afterwards - drop in on your way to work!

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Address:

Heruka KMC
11 Woodstock Road
Golders Green
London NW11 8ES

Tuesdays 7.30am - 8am

Dates:

2, 9, 16, 23 July

No class 30 July and 6, 13, 20, 27 August due to International Summer Festival

Classes resume: 3 September 2024

Prices:

£5 a class. £20 for five weeks

Breakfast menu and prices - see at the class.

£20.00
£5.00

Free for members

Breakfast menu and prices - see at the class

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Positive Thinking and Meditation

With Kadam Ai Peng McBretney

Wednesdays 12.30pm - 1.15pm

At Heruka Kadampa Meditation Centre, Golders Green

Is your glass half full or half empty? Whether we experience a happy, meaningful life full of exciting challenges and opportunities for growth, or a stressful, unhappy life full of difficulties and problems, all depends on our way of thinking! Happiness and suffering are states of mind; with meditation, we can train ourselves to think positively and to maintain an authentic experience of inner peace, even in difficult situations, and discover the potential for lasting happiness and joy within our own minds.

Learn how to be positive, stress-free and relaxed through meditation!

The classes are in-person and everybody is welcome.

meditateinlondon.org/wednesdays

Address:

Heruka KMC
11 Woodstock Road
Golders Green
London NW11 8ES

Wednesdays 12.30pm - 1.15pm

Dates:

3, 10, 17, 24 July

No class 31 July and 7, 14, 21, 28 August due to International Summer Festival

Classes resume: 4 September 2024

Prices:

£6 a class, £25 for 5-week course (30% discount)

£25.00
£6.00

Free for members

Meditation, Relax, Calm, Less Lonely

Inner Peace and Contentment Toolkit

With Sandrine Fanjek

Thursdays 12.30pm - 1.30pm

At Heruka Kadampa Meditation Centre, Golders Green

In this series of classes we will learn about how to train our mind - how to develop and eventually maintain a positive state of mind such as inner peace, contentment. We will learn a very helpful collection of techniques from Buddhist teachings and meditations.

Through this we will have an essential self-help tool kit to help us in every situation in our life .

Everybody welcome regardless of your background and beliefs.

Bring lunch to enjoy together at the end of the class. Drinks and refreshements provided.

meditateinlondon.org/thursdays

Address:

Heruka KMC
11 Woodstock Road
Golders Green
London NW11 8ES

Thursdays 12.30pm - 1.30pm

Dates:

4, 11, 18, 25 July

No class 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 August due to International Summer Festival

Classes resume: 5 September 2024

Prices:

£6 a class, £25 for 5-week course (30% discount)

£25.00
£6.00

Free for members

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£5.00

Free for members

 

Meditation in Vietnamese

Với Ni Sư Kadampa, Kelsang Phachog

With Kadampa Buddhist Nun, Kelsang Phachog

Sundays 4 - 5pm

Not running at present - contact us for information

At Heruka Kadampa Meditation Centre

Khoá thiền nhằm giúp thiền sinh học cách để phát triển tâm bình an và hạnh phúc nhờ vào thiền định.

Khoá thiền giảng dạy về các giáo huấn và thiền định của Phật, và giảng giải làm cách nào áp dụng các giáo huấn của Phật vào giải quyết các vấn đề của cuộc sống hàng ngày của chúng ta.

Mọi người đều được chào đón!

Chiều Chủ Nhật hàng tuần 4-5 PM

Phí: 5£/buổi

Có thể đặt trước hoặc thanh toán khi đến

Address:

Heruka KMC
11 Woodstock Road
London NW11 8ES

Sundays 4 - 5pm

£5.00

Free for members

 

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"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."

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"Practical meditation guidance in a peaceful space. Pretty garden, friendly faces and tasty food at the weekend courses!"

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"Heruka Centre is a very blessed and peaceful environment. Learn to meditate with authentic Wisdom teachings. Highly recommended. Try it, you'll like it!!"

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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

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