Reducing Festive Friction – half day workshop


Saturday 16th December 

10.30 am – 1.30 pm 

With Gen Kelsang Leksang 

On this Saturday morning workshop, you will have the opportunity to explore how to keep a happy and peaceful mind when facing all the challenges that the festive season can bring. 

At Kadampa Meditation Centre Birmingham. 44 Blucher Street. B1 1QJ 

The class will include practical advice and guided meditations. There will also be opportunities to ask questions. 

Everybody welcome 

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Do you find the holiday season can sometimes feel a bit overwhelming and stressful? Does the idea of Christmas parties and family gatherings – or being alone, sometimes feel a bit daunting? 

The holidays are a busy time for all of us. This can also be an unrivalled opportunity to train the mind in patient acceptance, generosity, love and compassion. This practical day course will offer proven methods to keep our mind calm and our heart open during the busy holiday season. Take some time to learn how to give the gift of peace and happiness to your family and friends. 

From How to Solve our Human Problems’ by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso 

When we live in close contact with someone, our personalities, priorities, interests, and ways of doing things frequently clash. Since we spend so much time together, and since we know the other person’s shortcomings so well, it is very easy for us to become critical and short-tempered with our partner (or family) and to blame them for making our life uncomfortable. Unless we make a continuous effort to deal with this anger as it arises, our relationships will suffer.

The day will include guided meditations, teachings, discussion and time for Q&A 

Discover how you can: 

  • Learn how to reduce feelings of overwhelm and irritation  
  • Stay calm when things get a bit challenging 
  • Develop some helpful strategies for dealing with difficult behaviour and expectations from others. 

The format

In-person and available online as a live stream to members. For details of membership, please click here.

The teacher 

The teacher of this class is Gen Kelsang Leksang. She has been an ordained Buddhist nun for 16 years. she has been studying under the guidance of the meditation master Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso for over 20 years and was first appointed as Resident Teacher at KMC Birmingham in 2007.  

Appreciated for her caring and positive manner, she has the ability to inspire people to improve their own lives by showing how Buddha’s teachings are relevant to the experiences of modern-day people. 

When is it?

Saturday 16th December 10.30 am-1.30 pm 

Where is it?

Kadampa Meditation Centre Birmingham. 44 Blucher Street, Birmingham. B1 1QJ

What does it cost?

  • £20 (£16 advance booking) 
  • Available to members. Click here to sign up for a monthly membership which includes free in-person attendance at most of our classes and access to livestreamed classes.