Benefits Of Meditating
What is meditation?
Meditation is a method of training the mind to focus and concentrate on a specific thought or attitude that causes your mind to become calm and positive.
This makes you feel happy about yourself and have a positive influence on others, and helps you have the capacity to deal with your daily problems in a constructive way.
The simplest meditations are based on focusing the mind on the breath, which allows the mind and body to relax. This is not the end goal of meditation but an essential and beneficial starting point.
Meditation can help you:
Become more peaceful
When your mind is busy and unpeaceful, it’s very difficult to be happy or relaxed, even when your surroundings and circumstances are good.
If your mind is peaceful, you’ll be free from your daily worries, stresses and mental busyness. This allows you to feel relaxed and happy.
If you train in meditation regularly, your mind will gradually become more and more peaceful and you will experience genuine happiness and contentment.
WHY KADAMPA MEDITATION ?
Kadampa Buddhist meditation is a very qualified form of meditation which comes directly from Buddha Shakyamuni and has been passed from teacher to teacher in an unbroken lineage. The methods taught are scientific methods to develop the capacity of our mind for goodness and happiness. These methods have been practised for hundreds of years and many people have transformed their minds and their lives through these practices.
Our classes are taught by qualified Kadampa teachers who have all been training for many years under the guidance of highly accomplished meditation master Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso who himself, closely relied upon his spiritual guides.
Whether you are looking to reduce your stress and unhappiness, find a deeper meaning in your life or explore a qualified spiritual path, our classes can help you.
You don’t have to be Buddhist to practise and benefit from meditation. In fact we have many regular attendees who practice other faiths. Everybody is welcome to join a class at any time. You can take whatever you wish from each class. The main function of our classes is to give everyone practical tools to solve their daily problems.
The main purpose of Buddhist meditation is to train the mind to improve our good nature and inner qualities, such as patience, love and kindness, while at the same time reducing unhelpful thinking patterns that cause unhappiness, stress and anxiety.
With Buddhist meditation we have many different meditations for different situations, because we all have unique requirements at various times in our lives.
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