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Learn to Meditate – Free meditation class
Monday 6.30 – 7.15 pm
You can change your mind! Meditation is an effective method to calm the mind, to de-stress and to help us cope more easily with negative emotions and difficult situations. Through meditation we can train the mind to be less troubled by problems we encounter, we can reduce our anxiety and fears and with a stronger, more resilient and peaceful mind we can become happier. Our free, weekly classes are open to anyone who is interested in learning about the principles of meditation, gain practical experience on how to meditate and get started in a regular meditation practice. The guided meditations are short and simple with no previous experience required to participate. Join us in our beautiful, serene environment and awaken your mind to inner peace and joy within.
This class is suitable for all, is non-religious and is led by experienced, friendly meditators on a monthly roster. We recommend you wear comfortable, loose clothing.
Sunday Lamrim Meditation
Sunday 9 – 10.00 am
The Lamrim (the Graduated Path to Enlightenment) represents the totality of Buddha’s teachings in a step by step format that, if followed purely, leads us to Full Enlightenment and along the way increase our happiness and reduce our suffering.
On Sunday mornings we offer the opportunity to engage in analytical meditation on the topics of the Lamrim. With analytical meditation we use our intelligence, reasoning and personal experience to investigate these topics, concentrating deeply on their meaning and application in our own lives.
We all have the potential to live happier and more meaningful lives, to open our hearts and minds and engage with the world with kindness, compassion and wisdom. These meditations help us reveal that potential, make sense of the world and achieve a strong, resilient mind, more able to cope with the difficulties we all face.
These meditations are led by one of our most experienced students, Chris Ridley and are suitable for students of all levels.
Alternate Saturdays: 10.30 am – 11 am
Meditation can be enormously beneficial both for the mind and the body, our fortnightly Healing Meditation practice can help create conducive mental conditions to enable the body to heal itself. Come and learn how to change your emotional response to physical pain, to calm the mind, access inner joy and serenity and maintain peace of mind whatever difficult physical problems may arise.
It has been proven that stress can have a very adverse effect on our physical wellbeing, by practising mindfulness and gaining control over our mind and our emotions we can improve our mental and physical health.
Healing Meditation is led by Venerable Tenzin Lhamo in our beautiful and tranquil temple, providing a safe and caring environment for you to start the healing process.