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East Kilbride
£20 for 4 weeks | £7 per class | free for members

Started on February 28, 2024Thursday 6 - 7pm

Meditate in East Kilbride

With Buddhist Nun Kelsang Gakyi

NEW 3 Week Course Starts March 14th

Thursdays 6 – 7pm

East Kilbride Central Library, 40 The Olympia, East Kilbride, G74 1PG

The Inner Warrior | Feb 15, 22, 29, Mar 7

Connect with your own potential for inner resilience and unshakeable happiness, no matter what happens around you. Be empowered to rise above negative habits of mind and learn how to overcome them with proven meditation techniques that enable us to develop attitudes that support inner peace.

Buddhist meditation teaches us how to find pure happiness, whatever our circumstances, by creating space and freedom in our mind. We will begin to see how true happiness is possible by freeing ourself from the limitations and bad mental habits that afflict our mind.

Growing Through Adversity | Mar 14, 21, 28 ~ Finding peace in difficult times

What is our response to the suffering and cruelty we see all around us in our world? Discouragement, fear, grief, rage …? When we find ourselves caught up in painful, overwhelming minds is there anything that we can do? Yes!

In this course, Kelsang Gakyi will explain and guide meditations on the astonishing practice known as ‘transforming adverse conditions into the path’. This is the practice we all need right now. Through this training, rather than feeling discouraged by all the problems and pain we see around us, and within us, we discover a capacity to turn that negativity on its head, and to actually use it to empower our mind. The result is that instead of feeling stuck and helpless, we experience an inner ability to transform suffering into powerful, positive states of mind, such as love, compassion and joy. This power enables us to not only grow spiritually, but also to exude a powerful positive influence on our world.

£15 for 3 week course | £20 for 4 week course | £7 per class drop-in (space permitting) | free for members

About these classes
In these classes we offer guided meditation and practical advice.
Please see our Information for Beginners page to find out more.

What people say
“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 

About the teacher

Kelsang Gakyi studies on our Teacher Training Programme and has been ordained as a Buddhist nun for many years. She shares her wealth of meditative experience with joy and clarity, and explains how to apply Buddha’s teachings practically to daily life.

About Meditation in East Kilbride

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

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.