TUESDAY EVENING CLASS – BIRMINGHAM CITY CENTRE
7 – 8.15PM
with Gen Kelsang Leksang
Drop-in meditation and mindfulness classes for everyone. Suitable for beginners and people with experience. The centre is fully disabled accessible.
4 HABITS OF HAPPY PEOPLE
Feb 6, 13, 20. 27
Happiness is something that each one of us has the potential to experience, but often our habitual ways of thinking take us in the opposite direction. This engaging 4-week mindfulness series will teach critical lessons about some of the habits of happy people that will enrich your life’s experience.
We will explore several meditations and ways of thinking that uplift the mind and how by carrying these with mindfulness into our day we can maintain a light, joyful attitude whatever life throws our way. Everyone is welcome to attend this series of classes. No previous experience necessary.
6th Feb – Contentment
“Without contentment, a rich man will think he is poor”- Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. By learning to be happy with what we have we can overcome our overwhelming dissatisfaction, simplify our life and be able to focus more easily on internal changes.
13th Feb – Acceptance
In this class, we will learn how to maintain a calm and joyful mind even in the most challenging circumstances through applying Buddha’s teachings on patient acceptance.
20th Feb – Joy
It is very easy to allow our mind to focus in ways that are contradictory with our basic wish to be happy. This class will explore teachings and meditations that enable us to keep a positive mind and overcome negative thoughts such as jealousy, competitiveness and discouragement.
27th Feb– Gratitude
We can get so stuck focusing on the negative that we can forget to appreciate all the benefit we receive from others. By maintaining an awareness of the kindness of others in our life we can keep a positive, grateful mind that will make us more warm and well disposed towards others and protect us from unhappy thoughts.
DEALING WITH DIFFICULTIES
March 6, 13, 20, 27
This engaging four-week series will explore how we can use meditation, mindfulness and a practical application of Buddha’s timeless wisdom to find freedom from the negative emotions that too often crowd our mind and obstruct our peace.
Although it is most beneficial to attend the whole series, each week is self-contained and will explore a different internal challenge that many of us face. We will us a Buddhist understanding of the mind to unpick why we develop such habitual responses and then how we can channel our focus in a more constructive direction, moving towards real mental freedom.
Each session will start 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 teaching to heart and an opportunity to ask questions. Everyone is welcome, no previous experience is necessary.
Week 1 – dealing with anxiety and pain
Week 2 – dealing with self-criticism and low self-esteem
Week 3 – dealing with change and loss
Week 4 – dealing with stress and worry
Booking is open
April 10, 17, 24
1 THE POSTBOX, COMMERCIAL STREET, BIRMINGHAM B1 1RS
Drop in meditation and mindfulness classes for everyone. Suitable for beginners and people with experience. The centre is fully disabled accessible.
ENJOY calming guided meditations and learn reliable methods to make your mind clear and positive and thereby transform your life.
In each class a different aspect of meditation and Buddhism is explained. The classes are self-contained so you can drop in any week. Classes begin with a simple guided breathing meditation followed by a talk and a second guided meditation based on the topic.
From 6pm there will be food served. If you’ve busy at work or doing whatever, don’t worry about tea – we have it all sorted.
The current classes are based on:
HOW TO TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE
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