What’s on at Atisha Centre



Secrets of Self-Esteem


Date & Time:
Saturday 1st October   |   10am – 1pm

Self Esteem PicVenue:
Atisha Kadampa Meditation Centre
81 Victoria Road, Darlington DL1 5JQ

Cost:
£10, includes refreshments

Free to members. To become a member click here.

About the Course

Lacking energy, motivation or confidence? We will learn how
external things are not the source of our good or bad feelings towards ourselves. It is our own attitudes that can provide the sense of peace and confidence that we are searching for.
Change your experience, simply by changing your mind.
This course is suitable for beginners.


Shelter from the Storm


Date & Time:
Saturday 22nd October  |   10.30am – 4pm

buddha-shakyamuni-220Venue:
Atisha Kadampa Meditation Centre
81 Victoria Road, Darlington DL1 5JQ

Cost:
£20, includes refreshments

Free to members. To become a member click here.

About the Course

Difficulties and worry appear in all our lives. Sometimes it’s just an uneasy feeling; sometimes it’s a terror that makes us helpless. As long as we suffer we are not free. Where do we turn for reliable and permanent relief and help? By going for Refuge in the Three Jewels, Buddha, Dharma and Sangha, we establish the basis of a life that is free from fear. We start to solve our problems by relying on Buddha as our Spiritual Teacher, his teachings – the Dharma, and our community of fellow practitioners – the Sangha.

Kelsang Dragden will give two teachings in the morning. Following lunch, we will have a chance to formally take Refuge if we wish, and therefore enter into Buddhism.

This course is best suited for those wanting to deepen their practice.
If you would like some more information about Refuge Vows. Please feel free to contact the centre prior to this very special event.


Awakening the Heart


Date & Time:
Saturday 29th October   |   10am – 1pm

Awakening the Heart PicVenue:
Atisha Kadampa Meditation Centre
81 Victoria Road, Darlington DL1 5JQ

Cost:
£10, includes refreshments

Free to members. To become a member click here.

About the Course

When the turbulence of distracting thoughts subsides and our mind becomes still, a deep happiness and contentment naturally arises from within. This feeling of contentment and well-being helps us to cope with the busyness and difficulties of daily life.

On this relaxing morning we will learn simple methods to truly awaken to our potential and start to bring that into our everyday life to benefit ourselves and others.

This course is suitable for beginners.


Dissolving Difficulties


Date & Time:
Saturday 5th November   |   10am – 1pm

Venue:
Atisha Kadampa Meditation Centre
81 Victoria Road, Darlington DL1 5JQ

Cost:
£10, includes refreshments

Free to members. To become a member click here.

About the Course

Difficulties are everywhere in our life at the moment, at home, at work, even when we try and enjoy ourself.
What if we could dissolve them away?
What if we could learn how to be free from them?
This meditation workshop will give practical and uplifting explanations of how we can transform even the most demanding and difficult situations into opportunities for personal and spiritual growth.
Techniques will be given to recognise and dissolve away negative states such as anger, unhappiness and stress, and how to find more constructive and peaceful responses to the constant challenges of modern life.
This course is suitable for beginners.


Ocean of Peace


Date & Time:
Saturday 12th November   |   10am – 1pm

Venue:
Atisha Kadampa Meditation Centre
81 Victoria Road, Darlington DL1 5JQ

Cost:
£10, includes refreshments

Free to members. To become a member click here.

About the Course

We all would want to just bathe in an ocean of peace.
To enjoy a relaxed, happy, calm and spacious mind, free from all the chaos and clutter that is often whirling around inside.

Often we try and change things outside ourself to get the peace and calm we’re looking for. It is when our mind is peaceful that we’re happy. Whenever our mind starts to become unpeaceful or agitated in any way, that’s when we lose our happiness.

On this morning course we can learn practical techniques to enjoy an inner peace and a tranquility that pervades us and that we can keep going throughout our normal busy daily lives.

This course is suitable for beginners.


A Clear Pure Mind


Date & Time:
Saturday 26th November   |   9am – 5.15pm

Venue:
Atisha Kadampa Meditation Centre
81 Victoria Road, Darlington DL1 5JQ

Cost:
£12, includes refreshments

Free to members. To become a member click here.

About the Course

On this day retreat we can enjoy the beautiful in depth practices of Buddha Vajrasattva, the enlightened being who helps us to purify our mind. If our mind becomes pure our experiences will become pure and we will be truly happy and be able to share this with others.

Session times are:
9am – 10.15am
11am – 12.15pm
2pm – 3.15pm
4pm – 5.15pm

This course is best suited for those wanting to deepen their practice.


Surviving the Festive Season


Date & Time:
Saturday 3th December   |   10am – 1pm

Venue:
Atisha Kadampa Meditation Centre
81 Victoria Road, Darlington DL1 5JQ

Cost:
£10, includes refreshments

Free to members. To become a member click here.

About the Course

Will I get everything done in time?
Can I face going shopping again?
Will people like the Christmas dinner and their presents?
Have I forgotten anyone?

Relaaaaaaaaaaax!

Take a break from all the stress and worry.
Learn simple meditation techniques to calm the body and mind and develop an inner strength that is ready for challenging times.
This course is suitable for beginners.


Monthly TimetableSeptember 2016 timetablePlease click on the timetable below to find out about the different classes, courses, retreats and prayers this month!


Volunteering Opportunities
Many exciting volunteering opportunities available!
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All special events are free to members (except empowerments).

Atisha Kadampa Meditation Centre
81 Victoria Road, Darlington DL1 5JQ

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For all enquiries:
Please don’t hesitate to contact.

(01325) 365265 | info@meditationindarlington.org