Thursday Evening Classes
When? Thursdays 7-8.15pm
Where? At Kadampa Meditation Centre Glasgow, 78 Hutcheson Street, Glasgow G1 1SH
These courses are free for members, but members are still required to book.
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.
Advance Booking is Required. Scroll down for course details.
The Art of Self Acceptance
with Kelsang Drolkar • Sept 13, 20, 27, Oct 4 | 4 week course | £20
Why relate to a limited sense of self when we have such amazing potential? All too often we are too hard on ourselves, too unforgiving and critical. This leads to a lack of self esteem and discouragement. Of course we make mistakes, we are human beings, but with Buddha’s teachings we have the chance to realise our potential to be loving, kind and compassionate beings. The essence of our nature is a truly beautiful state. Meditation helps us relate to our true nature and to believe in ourselves and our ability to be happy, truly happy all of the time.
About these 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