SUNDAY MORNING  CLASS – BIRMINGHAM CITY CENTRE

11am – 12.15PM

SUITABLE FOR BEGINNERS ~ £7 per class | Members and benefactors free

With Resident Teacher Gen Kelsang Leksang

Venue: Kadampa Meditation Centre Birmingham, Unit 1 The Postbox, Commercial Street, Birmingham. B1 1RS

The Centre is Fully Disable Accessible.

This Drop-in class includes guided meditations and a practical talk about integrating positive insights into daily life.  Each class will begin with a breathing meditation to settle the mind and then a talk exploring the topic of the week. This will be followed by a concluding meditation to help us take the understandings to heart and an opportunity to ask questions after the class.  Everyone is welcome, no previous experience is necessary.  Drop-in any week and pay £7, or book a course and get a discount 🙂

 

DUE TO RETREAT DAYS IN JANUARY, THE CLASS BEGINS FROM THE 27TH JANUARY WITH ‘STOP WORRYING, START LIVING’.

February Classes

LETTING GO OF NEGATIVE THOUGHTS

February: 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th


LETTING GO OF NEGATIVE THOUGHTS



Have you noticed how we generally don’t choose our thoughts? In fact, generally our thoughts are in control of us rather than us choosing them. On any given day, we have countless thoughtsand many of them are unconstructive and disturb our mind, sometimes ‘forcing’ us to engage in actions that are harmful. If we check, these thoughts prevent us from being happy and being the person we really want to be. 
 
“Happiness and suffering are states of mind, and so their main causes are not to be found outside the mind. If we want to be truly happy and free from suffering, we must learn how to control our mind” Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.
 
On this series of classes we will explore how we can gradually transform our mind through meditation. Meditation is a process of learning to cultivate and become deeply familiar with helpful and constructive attitudes. By training in meditation we can cultivate inner peace and a deep sense of purpose in our lives. The more we practice this type of meditation, the more we will have the freedom to choose positive thoughts that make us happy in our daily life.  The more our mind is positive and happy, the more our life improves.

We will explore how to work with different parts of our mind such as intention, mindfulness, concentration and wisdom –  so as to enable us to cultivate and hold positive attitudes both in and out of formal meditation.

week 1 – Choose happiness
week 2 – Protecting your mind from negative thinking
week 3  – Developing a calm and focused mind
week 4 – Thoughts that harm and thoughts that heal

March Classes

TAMING YOUR WILD ELEPHANT MIND

April Classes

HABITS OF HAPPY PEOPLE

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