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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£20 for 4 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
Love, Desire & Relationships
With Gen Kelsang Machig
February 7, 14, 21, 28
Relationships can be a source of great joy and meaning in our lives, but they can also be a source of great pain and discontent.
In this series of classes you will learn simple tips and practical meditations that can improve the quality of your relationships. You will learn what true love is and how to distinguish it from unhealthy states of mind that bring suffering, dissatisfaction, disappointment and distress.
Discover the secret of true love and pure desire. Love that doesn’t give rise to pain but is an endless source of happiness and peace within your own mind. In this way you will bring peace to your own mind, draw closer to the people in your life and be more able to benefit others.
Worrier to Warrier
with Gen Kelsang Machig
March 7, 14, 21, 28
We encounter many problems and adversities in our daily life and throughout our life. We have two choices: we can allow ourself to become overwhelmed by life’s problems and continuously worried or we can develop a brave heart that can happily and courageously embrace and transform life’s difficulties into opportunities for spiritual growth.
This will allow us to defeat our own feelings of frustration, stress and anger. We can learn to respond to life’s challenges skilfully with acceptance, creativity and wisdom. Our problems will then become fuel for inner transformation and give us tremendous confidence, in this way we become like a fearless warrior instead of a tense worrier!
We will become someone who remains peaceful and happy in the midst of difficult circumstances. Life’s problems will no longer be a problem for us and we will be able to benefit others by helping them to solve their problems.
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