Meditate in East Kilbride
with Buddhist nun, Kelsang Gakyi
When? Wednesdays 7-8.30pm
Price: £25 for 5 week course/ £20 for 4 week course/ £15 for 3 week course pay on the door | £7 per class drop-in | free for members.
Drop-in classes offering guided meditation and practical advice. See our ‘Information for Beginners’ page to find out more.
“Very inspirational and practical solutions to life” – Christopher
“I always leave feeling calm and refreshed. I would urge anyone to give meditation a try” – Jennifer
Learn to Meditate
September 5, 12, 19, 26, October 3
£25 for 5 week course pay on the door | £7 per class drop-in | free for members
Meditation is an ancient, well tested and highly effective method for developing inner peace and pure happiness in our lives. It helps us to reduce our stress and mental discomfort by creating inner space and a sense of contentment. It also helps us to gradually improve our mental and physical wellbeing, and our relationships with others.
In this series, we will practise some simple breathing meditations. We will learn precisely what meditation is, why it is so beneficial, and how actually to meditate. Through this we will develop greater confidence in our ability to meditate, and come to enjoy its many advantages. Whether new to meditation, or experienced, this series will be of benefit to you.
This series is based on the book ‘The New Meditation Handbook’, by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.
Overcoming Stress and Anxiety
October 17, 24, 31
£15 for 3 week course pay on the door | £7 drop-in | free for members
Perhaps the most common impediment to our wellbeing and happiness is the almost universal experience of stress and anxiety. These negative states of mind frequently interfere with our ability to perform our daily tasks, our capacity to cope with unexpected or challenging situations, and our chances of experiencing a contented and fulfilling life.
In this series, we will identify precisely the inner causes of these mental ailments, how they develop and become habitual, and how we can begin to reduce and ultimately overcome them. By applying this understanding and experience to our daily lives, we will lighten the heavy load that stress and anxiety bring to us.
This series is based on the book How to Solve our Human Problems by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.
About Meditation in East Kilbride
Who are these classes for?
Our meditation classes are for everyone who is interested in learning how to meditate, regardless of background or belief. They are designed to give a broad introduction to Buddhist meditation, teachings, and practice. Everyone is invited to use whichever aspects of the teachings they find helpful and to not worry about the rest!
What will I gain from these classes?
The classes will allow you to unwind your mind and return home relaxed and refreshed. They will provide you with new tools for dealing with stress, anxiety, and problems. They will also help you to overcome negative states of mind such as anger and jealousy, and to cultivate positive minds such as patience and love.
The talks and guided meditations will provide you with the foundation for developing a powerful meditation practice. A regular meditation practice has many benefits:
- Reduced stress and anxiety
- Increased self-esteem
- Brings inner calm and a feeling of well-being
- Gives clarity to solve our problems
- Helps us deal with challenging people and situations
- Numerous health benefits including improved blood pressure
- Increased academic performance and creativity
Become a Member!
Becoming a supporting member is the most economical way to enjoy all our classes, courses and retreats. If you attend classes regularly, your membership will represent substantial saving over paying for individual classes.