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)
Please note: you can drop into any class you want. Each class is self-contained, suitable for beginners and for those with experience.
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.
Four Week Series: Habits of Happy People
Happiness is something that each one of us has the potential to experience, but often our habitual ways of thinking take us in the opposite direction. This engaging 4-week mindfulness series will teach critical lessons about some of the habits of happy people that will enrich your life’s experience.
We will explore several meditations and ways of thinking that uplift the mind and how by carrying these with mindfulness into our day we can maintain a light, joyful attitude whatever life throws our way. Everyone is welcome to attend this series of classes. No previous experience necessary.
Week 1 – Contentment (2 Nov)
“Without contentment, a rich man will think he is poor”- Geshe Kelsang Gyato. By learning to be happy with what we have we can overcome our overwhelming dissatisfaction, simplify our life and be able to focus more easily on internal changes.
Week 2 – Acceptance (9 Nov)
In this class, we will learn how to maintain a calm and joyful mind even in the most challenging circumstances through applying Buddha’s teachings on patient acceptance.
Week 3 – Joy (16 Nov)
It is very easy to allow our mind to focus in ways that are contradictory with our basic wish to be happy. This class will explore teachings and meditations that enable us to keep a positive mind and overcome negative thoughts such as
jealousy, competitiveness and discouragement.
Week 4 – Gratitude (23 Nov)
We can get so stuck focusing on the negative that we can forget to appreciate all the benefit we receive from others. By maintaining an awareness of the kindness of
others in our life we can keep a positive, grateful mind that will make us more warm and well disposed towards others and protect us from unhappy thoughts.
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.