Tuesday Evening Classes
Finding the Path to Happiness
When? Tuesdays 7-8.30pm
Where? At Kadampa Meditation Centre Glasgow, 78 Hutcheson Street, Glasgow G1 1SH
No need to book – just drop-in
Price: £7 per class | free for members
This course is segmented into sets of classes on a particular theme, following the chapters of ‘The New Meditation Handbook’ by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, but the classes themselves are designed to be self-contained so it is also possible to drop-in. The content of these classes is more in-depth than some of our other general programme classes. It is not essential but you may find it helpful to read the introduction of the book to support you in your learning before attending the class.
Scroll down for course details.
Getting to the Root of Our Problems
with Gen-la Kelsang Kunsang and Gen Kelsang Machig
September 4, 11, 18, 25
“Of all the innumerable conceptual thoughts that arise from the ocean of our root mind, the most harmful is self-cherishing and the most beneficial is the mind of cherishing others… Controlling our self-cherishing is of great value, even temporarily. All worries, anxiety, and sadness are based on self-cherishing. The moment we let go of our obsessive concern for our own welfare our mind naturally relaxes and becomes lighter.” Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.
In this series find out what exactly self-cherishing is, what it isn’t and discover how to become free from the source of our negativity and pain.
These classes are based on the chapter The Disadvantages of Self Cherishing in ‘The New Meditation Handbook’ by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.
Learning to Love Others
October 2, 16, 23, 30 (no class 9 Oct)
“If we cherish everyone we meet or think about, there will be no basis for developing jealousy, anger, or other harmful thoughts, and our mind will be at peace all the time… If everyone were to practise cherishing others, many of the major problems of the world would be solved in a few years.” Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.
These classes are based on the chapters The Advantages of Cherishing Others and Exchanging Self with Others in ‘The New Meditation Handbook’ by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.
About these classes
The Path to Happiness classes take you step-by-step through a traditional set of guided Buddhist meditations and advice to make our life happy and meaningful.
- Find openness and stillness within
- Fill your life with joy
- Solve your daily problems through meditation
- Discover methods to accomplish the highest goals
‘The New Meditation Handbook’ is a practical guide to meditation. It teaches us how to make ourselves and others happy. The book takes us on a journey, discovering and deepening our understanding and experience of 21 traditional meditations called ‘Lamrim’ in Tibetan, or Stages of the Path to Enlightenment.