FREE TALK! This Thursday 15 June @ 7pm
An evening with Buddhist monk Gen Togden
Guided meditation and Q&ARegister now
‘When the turbulence of distracting thoughts subsides and our mind becomes still, a deep happiness and contentment naturally arises from within.’Geshe Kelsang Gyatso (from the book The New Meditation Handbook)
Meditation to Help Improve Relationships
with Buddhist monk Gen Togden
Saturday 25 March 2 – 5:30pm
Participate in this course to learn how meditation can be used effectively to improve your relationships, including your important close relationships at home and at work. Meditation will be presented as an accessible method that anyone can integrate in their everyday life. When we meditate our mind becomes peaceful and we develop a deep sense of contentment and well-being. We can also develop a warm heart and a positive disposition towards others. The Buddhist monk Gen Togden is a senior meditation teacher with vast international experience. His teachings are practical and easy to understand because he has a lot of wisdom and a good sense of humour. Everyone is welcome! No previous experience of meditation is required.
New Four Week Series: Mindful Living, Starting 5th October
Mindful Living | 4-week Mindfulness series
Training in mindfulness and meditation have been understood by Buddhist practitioners for centuries to be the key to a happy and fulfilling life. These practices are not confined to when we are sitting down, but can be integrated into every aspect of our life – becoming the foundation for everything we think, say and do.
Contrary to what many people believe, mindfulness training is not simply about “being in the moment”, but was originally taught as a process of training to remember special ways of thinking that form the basis of pure and beneficial thoughts and actions. This 4-week course will provide a traditional but accessible presentation of mindfulness training, exploring three core practices derived from Buddha’s teachings that can transform our daily living into a path to pure peace and happiness.
Please note: you can drop into any class you want. Each class is self-contained, suitable for beginners and for those with experience.
Week One, 5th October – Introduction to Mindful Living
This class will introduce what mindfulness is and how we can start to integrate it into our daily life.
Week Two, 12 Oct – Authentic Generosity
Giving or generosity is a powerful and beneficial habit that we can easily integrate into our daily interactions with others. This does not mean simply giving materially, but cultivating a genuine attitude of generosity that leads to an experience of inner wealth and fulfilment.
Week Three, 19 Oct – Mindfulness & Self-Control, with Buddhist Monk Kelsang Pawo
The practice of being able to control one’s own body, speech and mind is an essential foundation for a happy life and a successful meditation practice. This class will make the pure disciplines taught by Buddha accessible to the modern practitioner and provide practical tools to help us kick our bad habits.
Week Four, 26 Oct – A fresh approach to Problems
Learn a fresh approach to the challenges we face in our everyday lives and cultivate a mind that is as strong as a mountain and as calm as the depths of an ocean.
Is a way of calming the mind, making us more peaceful, balanced and focused in our daily lives. Ultimately, it enables us to awaken our spiritual potential and find lasting joy and contentment.
Is a path of individual transformation. It teaches us to look within ourselves for the inner peace and happiness we seek. By developing a more positive outlook, and in particular by deepening our wisdom and compassion, we can improve the quality of our life and gain great power to help others.