Thursday Evening Courses
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.
Healing Craving & Addiction
with Arthur Calnan • Nov 1, 8, 15, 22 | 4 week course £20 or £7 per class drop-in
Our desires are powerful driving forces in our lives. They can lead us to happiness and fulfilment, or problems and dissatisfaction. Uncontrolled desire (referred to as attachment according to Buddha’s teachings) is one of the main causes of our craving, anxiety and daily problems. It is the source of our relationship difficulties and addictive patterns and prevents us from enjoying our life. On this course we will explore the habitual thought patterns that function to induce this constant craving and learn practical Buddhist wisdom and meditations that help us let go of craving and find satisfaction and fulfilment in our lives.
Recommended reading for this course; Modern Buddhism and Introduction to Buddhism by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, available in our shop.
Living Without Anxiety
with Gen Kelsang Machig • Dec 6 & 13 | 2 week course | £10
Anxiety arises all too quickly in our busy modern world, causing suffering. Through meditation and Buddha’s teachings we can gain control over our own minds allowing us to find new and productive ways of dealing with anxiety. Slowly but surely we find we have nothing to fear from life’s challenges and happiness and peaceful states of mind become our strength in daily life.
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