Day and Time:
Thursdays 7.00pm – 8.30pm
This course is essential for everyone who wishes to understand how to be successful in their meditation.
Meditation has many benefits from simple relaxation to helping us keep a positive, peaceful outlook at all times. These results depend upon our meditation being effective.
In this 7-week course, you will learn the essential elements of meditation so you can understand how to improve your meditation every day.
There are various aspects of the mind that you will need to understand if your mind is to have the strength, power, and stability to meditate. These include:
- What to focus upon in meditation
- How to gain mindfulness
- Strengthening concentration
- Making our mind positive
Like training a weak body needs exercises, our distracted mind also needs to train in mental exercise to strengthen the qualities of mind that enable successful meditation.
May 5, 12, 19, 26
Jun 2, 9
Drop in classes, no need to book, join at any time. Everyone is welcome!
Classes generally consist of a breathing meditation to still the mind, making us more relaxed. Then a teaching giving us practical methods to solve our daily problems, and maintain a happy mind throughout difficult situations. There is then a contemplative meditation on the teaching, deepening our understanding.
There is plenty of time to ask questions and discuss experiences with other class members.
Everyone can benefit from these teachings, taking them on board in what ever way is comfortable for you.
There is no need to book or bring anything, just turn up on the evening, relax, and enjoy the inner peace that meditation brings.
Please do not attend the class if:
- You have been diagnosed with Covid-19 or have developed symptoms, principally a high temperature, a persistant cough or loss of smell and/or taste within the last 14 days
- You live with or have had close contact with someone who has been diagnosed with, or had symptoms of, Covid-19 within the last 14 days
These drop in classes are taught by Mike Whitaker
Mike has been studying and teaching Kadam Dharma for over 23 years. He is known for his: dedication, gentleness, reflective and practical stance to transforming daily problems, and for his warm yet dry sense humour.
Mike goes to the International Kadampa Buddhist Festivals every year at Manjushri KMC and is a regular at the Winter Retreats at Manjushri KMC, every January and has completed several long and short retreats at Madhyamaka KMC, and Atisha KMC.
Each class consists of two guided meditations, a talk and discussion – learn practical techniques to increase energy and enthusiasm in daily life. Everyone is welcome and can join at any time.
£6 per class or Prepaid Card – 4 classes for the price of 3.