Thursday Evening Class
When? Thursdays 7-8.15pm
Where? Kadampa Meditation Centre Glasgow, 78 Hutcheson Street, Glasgow G1 1SH
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.
Everybody is welcome
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£15/£20/£25 for 3/4/5 weeks (advance booking) | free for members
£7 per class drop in pay on the door | free for members
These courses are free for members, but members are still required to book
The Art of Self Esteem
with Arthur Calnun
April 4, 11, 18, 25
We all want to feel good about ourselves but all too often our confidence and sense of worth seems to rest on achievements, approval or appearance. Since we cannot avoid criticism, always be successful, or remain young forever, this leaves us vulnerable to low-self esteem.
In this series of meditation classes we will explore how it is possible to be anchored in states of mind that are strong, stable and deeply peaceful.
Through meditation we learn to connect to our extraordinary potential rather than our limitations and to transform our difficulties, improve our relationships and progress on the spiritual path.
In this way we begin to have an authentic self-esteem, based on inner validation, that does not depend upon external conditions.
Living with Gratitude
with Arthur Calnun
May 2, 9, 16
Grateful people are happy people! We can often be so focused on what we don’t have, we forget to appreciate and feel grateful for what we already have and the enormous amount of benefit we receive from others.
Discover for yourself the uplifting experience of contentment, joy and positive energy that comes from meditating on gratitude. Through simple meditations we can reflect on the truth of our situation, take the time to fully appreciate our life and wish to use it to its full potential.
By living with an awareness of the kindness of others, we can maintain a warm heart and a feeling of being close to everyone.This special way of looking at the world brings joy and creates the foundation for stable and loving relationships.
In this way through making gratitude part of each day we can live a life of genuine happiness, fulfillment and inner purpose.
Booking coming soon.
Dissolving Difficult People
with Resident Teacher
Gen Kelsang Tubchen
May 30, Jun 6, 13, 20, 27
This series of classes will explore in detail the topics raised in the special event on the same topic with guest teacher, Gen Kelsang Dornying.
Step by step we can learn to solve our difficult relationships, to become more tolerant and accepting, and to feel more empathy and connection with others.
Each week we will explore methods and meditations to help us improve every challenging relationship we are experiencing.
Through meditation we have the opportunity to deeply understand the other person and to see and change our part of the dynamic. This not only improves our relationships but also enables real inner, spiritual progress.
Booking coming soon.
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