Weekly Drop-in Classes
Weekly Drop-in Classes
Our weekly meditation drop-in classes are taught by qualified Buddhist teachers, and are very easy to understand and apply to our daily lives. The classes are suitable for both beginners and more advanced practitioners, and emphasize how to use meditation and subsequent practices amidst the busyness of modern, daily life. The union of Buddha’s teachings within our daily life is the essence of Kadampa Buddhism. Join us in-person and online. Everybody welcome.
Monday Night 7:30PM | In-Person at KMCA and Online
Inspiring Solutions to Difficult Times with Gen Dornying (5 - 26 April)
Learn ancient mind-training techniques (Tib. lojong), and transform all your experiences, even the most demanding ones, into feelings of peace and happiness – the essence of personal and spiritual development.
We’ll explore deep, probing questions such as:
- Why is there so much suffering?
- Can compassion and wisdom really transform difficult conditions?
- How can I develop inner peace through adversity?
You’ll learn how and why with a well-trained mind, there’s nothing to fear – a truly inspiring solution to life’s most difficult problems.
Open to practitioners of all levels. In-person and online.
The course is designed sequentially, but you can join at any time. In-person and online.
Tuesday Night 7:30PM | Online
Living Meaningfully, Dying Joyfully with Gen Dornying (weekly)
This is the simplest, most obvious truth, yet few of us have come to terms with this fact.
Once we do, we’ll find the energy to use our life in a meaningful way, and to help others through this very natural process.
Join us online as Gen Dornying continues to give commentary to the book Living Meaningfully, Dying Joyfully by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, an invaluable handbook to help ourselves and others and become free from trivial worries and concerns.
Although this class is run sequentially, you can join anytime.
Declutter Your Mind (weekly)
At present our mind has the nature of movement. This means that we flit from thought to thought without control. This state of inner turbulence is called ‘unstable attention’. It is the basis of our anxiety and depression and makes our inner world cluttered, congested and unpeaceful. It makes happiness and wellbeing impossible.
This is a very common diagnosis in our hectic modern world, but there is a solution. Buddha revealed special meditations that dissolve the turbulence and negativities away.
In this five-week course we will learn these meditations and make our inner mental space like a clear blue sky, the nature of peace. Learn the essential techniques for decluttering your mind, and fulfil your wishes for a focused and happy life.
Thursday Night 7:30PM | In-Person at KMCA and Online
A Complete Guide to Meditation with Natalie Eichelmann (weekly)
Without inner peace there is no real happiness at all. Problems, suffering and unhappiness do not exist outside the mind; they are feelings and thus part of our mind. Therefore, it is only by controlling our mind that we can permanently stop our problems and make ourself and others truly happy.
Our Thursday night drop-in course, a complete guide to meditation, will present twenty-one Buddhist meditation practices, actual methods to control your mind and experience lasting inner peace. It will also teach on how to prepare for meditation and transform everyday life into a spiritual path.
The course is based on the New Meditation Handbook by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. This extremely practical guide is an indispensable handbook for those seeking happiness and meaning in their lives.
Take some time out every Thursday evening to kick start your meditation practice.
Tuesday Lunchtime 12:30PM
In-person at Fed Square and Online Free Lunchtime Meditation with Gen Dornying (weekly)
Hosted by Virtual Fed Square
Escape the stress and busyness of city life to discover the peace of meditation for yourself in these free 30 minute meditation sessions. Be guided through simple meditations that relax the mind and body, leading to a deep experience of inner peace and contentment. Beginners welcome. Drop-in any week. There is no charge for any of these sessions.
What to Expect at A Class
Meditation & Buddhism classes offer simple, practical methods to improve the quality of our life and develop inner peace. Each class consists of two guided meditations and teachings to help us solve our daily problems, let go of negative minds and find the lasting happiness we seek.