Sutton Coldfield Meditation Class – January 2024

£8.50 £24.00

The Power to Change: How to let go of self-sabotage

Beginners course: Sutton Coldfield

With Buddhist nun Gen Kelsang Leksang 

Thursdays 7.30-8.50 pm

11th, 18th, 25th January, 1st February (4 weeks). 

This 4-week meditation course will provide you with the tools you need to break free from self-criticism and other attitudes that sabotage your efforts to live a happier, healthier life. 

Each class includes guided meditations and simple tried and tested advice from Buddhist wisdom, that is applicable to everyone, regardless of beliefs. 

It is great for beginners as well as those with experience. Everybody welcome. 

Where is it? 

Newman Community Centre, Boldmere Road, Boldmere, Sutton Coldfield. 

Want a discount? Become a member!


About the course 

Do you find that you are plagued with low self-confidence? Do you sometimes feel so stuck in unhelpful habits that you find it hard to believe you can change? Do you find that despite your best efforts, your attempts to improve your life are often hampered by self-sabotaging thoughts and behaviours? 

We all have a nagging inner voice that often discourages us and leads us down an unhelpful path. But we can learn to silence this voice by training in meditation. 

In order to live a happy, fulfilling life, we need to believe in our capacity for change and growth. We need to learn tools that enable us to develop the capacity of our mind for strength and happiness. We need to develop the confidence to be able to say no to our self-defeating thoughts and feel that our life is taking us in a meaningful direction. 

This 4 week meditation course will present fascinating insights, taught by Buddha into the capacity of the human mind for change and growth. It will share powerful techniques for healing the negativity and self-doubt in our minds and for the development of inner peace. 

 On this course, you will learn the following: 

  • How to calm your mind when negativity takes over 
  • How to relate to your vast potential, rather than your perceived limitations 
  • How to develop strength over your negative inner voice. 
  • How to gradually transform your mind through meditation 
  • How to develop stable self-confidence and belief 

The course will run in Birmingham City Centre on Sundays and Tuesdays as well as in Solihull on Mondays and Sutton Coldfield on Thursdays.

You can drop in week by week or book for the whole course.

£8.50 per session or book 4 weeks for £24

Great for beginners as well as those with experience. 

These classes are taught by Buddhist nun Gen Kelsang Leksang. A teacher with 20 year’s experience of teaching meditation. The course will be based on teachings of Buddha that provide powerful and liberating insights into the nature of the human mind. 

The classes are held in relaxed, informal settings. Participants generally sit on chairs. Our venues all have disabled access. 

Please let us know if you require audio assistance. 

Everybody welcome 

Book for a single class or a series. Receive a discount if you book for the entire course 

The format 

IN-PERSON in January (also available online for members) 

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 teaching are relevant to the experiences of modern-day people. 

When is it? 

4-week course – starting 11th January

Thursdays 7.30 pm-8.50 pm

(also taking place in Birmingham City Centre – Sundays 11 am-12.20 pm, Tuesdays 12-1 pm and 7-8.20 pm and Solihull on Mondays).

Where is it? 

Newman Community Centre, Boldmere Road, Sutton Coldfield (formally known as Carpenters arms Community Centre) 

What does it cost?

  • Discount for the whole course: £24 
  • Single classes: £8.50 
  • Or why not consider a membership which includes multiple weekly classes and weekend workshops for only £35/month? 



Week 1 – 11th January – Letting go of mental busyness – finding inner calm (£8.50) 

Week 2 – 18th January – Letting go of self-criticism and guilt – true confidence( £8.50) 

Week 3 – 25th January – Take back control – Living with intention (£8.50) 

Week 4 – 1st February – Developing the strength to say no to self-sabotaging thoughts (£8.50) 


Next course 

Starting February – Staying strong when things go wrong