Meditate in the West End
With Gen Kelsang Tubchen
Drop-in classes offering guided meditation and practical advice
Wednesdays 5.30-6.00pm at Kelvin Hall, 1445 Argyle Street, G3 8AW
Wednesdays 7-8.15pm at Websters, 416 Great Western Road, G4 9HZ
See our ‘Information for Beginners’ page to find out more. Scroll down for class dates
Price: £5 per half hour class drop-in | Weds 5.30-6pm | free for members
Price: £7 per eve class drop-in | Weds 7-8.15pm | £20 for 4 week eve course | free for members
“Very inspirational and practical solutions to life” – Christopher
“I always leave feeling calm and refreshed. I would urge anyone to give meditation a try” – Jennifer
With Gen Kelsang Tubchen
Gen Tubchen is the Resident Teacher of KMC Glasgow and has been a Buddhist nun since 2003. An inspiring and gifted teacher, she is loved for her clear, powerful and practical teachings and her deep experience of retreat.
The Concentration Course
February 13, 20, 27, March 6
We are living in an age of distraction, where everyone is accustomed to constant stimulation and mental busyness, and it is very rare to enjoy even a moment of inner stillness.
What would it be like to not be distracted, and to be able to focus our mind on whatever we wish, for as long as we want?
With this course, you will learn how to access profound inner stillness through engaging in a systematic training that increases your concentration. Pure concentration causes our mind to attain a tranquil state, free from distractions, able to stay focused with power and clarity. These techniques can create a strong foundation for a successful daily meditation practice and give us confidence to carry this tranquillity and focus into our daily life.
This course is a perfect preparation for the 5 day silent Stillness Within retreat on Inchmurrin Island. On the retreat we will have the opportunity to put the instructions deeply into practice, to deepen our concentration and taste the bliss of suppleness.
Habits of Happy People
March 13, 20, 27, April 3
We tend to make the attainment of happiness more complicated than it actually is, by believing that we need things such as success, praise, status, looks and possessions etc. to achieve it. The reality is that none of these things can give us lasting happiness and chasing them actually makes us prone to anxiety, frustration and disappointment.
Buddha explains simple attitudes that we can all learn to cultivate that will make us really happy. On this course we will explore through teachings and guided meditations how we can cultivate the happy minds of contentment, gratitude, acceptance and joy.
Of course one of the best habits we can develop is a daily meditation practice that will help us each day to be happy no matter what life throws at us!
About Meditation in the West End
Who are these classes for?
Our meditation classes are for everyone who is interested in learning how to meditate, regardless of background or belief. They are designed to give a broad introduction to Buddhist meditation, teachings, and practice. Everyone is invited to use whichever aspects of the teachings they find helpful and to not worry about the rest!
What will I gain from these classes?
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.
The talks and guided meditations will provide you with the foundation for developing a powerful meditation practice. A regular meditation practice has many benefits:
- Reduced stress and anxiety
- Increased self-esteem
- Brings inner calm and a feeling of well-being
- Gives clarity to solve our problems
- Helps us deal with challenging people and situations
Become a Member!
Becoming a supporting member is the most economical way to enjoy all our classes, courses and retreats. If you attend classes regularly, your membership will represent substantial saving over paying for individual classes.