Sunday Evening Classes
Everyone is Welcome
When? Sundays 5.00pm – 6.15pm
Where? At Kadampa Meditation Centre Glasgow, 78 Hutcheson Street, Glasgow G1 1SH
These classes run as a series but each class is self-contained so you can also just drop-in. See ‘Information for Beginners’ to find out more.
Scroll down for details of our upcoming courses.
with Kelsang Drolkar
Learn to Meditate
September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
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 short 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 14, 21, 28
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 The Sunday Meditation Classes
The purpose of meditation is to cultivate positive states of mind, conducive to peace and well-being, and overcome negative habits of mind.
If we examine our life we can see that most of our time and energy is devoted to seeking material and emotional security. Although these things can make us happy for a short time, they are not able to provide the deep lasting contentment that we long for.
Happiness is a state of mind, therefore the real source of happiness lies in the mind, not in external situations. If our mind is peaceful we will experience happiness, regardless of our external circumstances, but if it is unpeaceful we will never find happiness, no matter how successful we are in improving our external conditions. The method to make our mind peaceful is through meditation.
“When the turbulence of distracting thoughts subsides and our mind becomes still, a deep happiness and contentment naturally arises from within.” – Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso