Sutton Coldfield Meditation Class – November to December

£8.50 £25.00

Beginners course: Thursdays 7.30-8.50 pm

9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th November & 7th, 14th December (6 weeks)

With Buddhist nun Gen Kelsang Leksang

This 6-week course will explain simple and effective methods for training your mind to let go of unhelpful mental habit patterns.  

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, Sutton Coldfield (formally known as Carpenters Arms Community Centre) 

Want a discount? Become a member!


Do you find yourself sometimes lost in negative thoughts? Thoughts that just bring you down, exaggerate problems and don’t bring any good results? 

We all have unhelpful mental habit patterns. Once we understand how the quality of our thoughts determines our level of happiness, the quality of our life and all our experiences, we will start to have a strong interest in letting go of negative thinking. 

Buddha teaches us how to recognise unconstructive mental habits before they take hold and replace them with more balanced and beneficial ways of thinking. 

We can’t prevent unwanted things from happening, but we can train our mind to replace our habitual negative mental pathways with far more peaceful and productive responses. 

On this 6 week course, you will learn a series of tried and tested techniques for letting go of negative thinking. You will learn the Buddhist practice of how to train your mind. 

 On this course, you will learn the following:   

  • How to calm the mind when agitation develops 
  • How to catch negative mental habit patterns before they become too strong 
  • How to let negative thoughts go and replace them with more beneficial ways of thinking 
  • How to heal the mind of negative mental habit patterns over time 

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 6 weeks for £25 

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. 

Everybody welcome 

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

The format 

IN-PERSON November to December (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? 

Thursdays 7.30-8.50 pm 

(also taking place in Birmingham City Centre Tuesdays 12-1 pm and 7-8.15 pm and Solihull) 

Where is it? 

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

 Free parking is available in St Nicholas Church Car park on Jockey Road. Can access the back entrance of the Newman Community Centre from St Nicholas Church Car park. Please scan the QR code on the wall upon arrival to access free parking. 

What does it cost? 

  • Discount for the whole course: £25 
  • Single classes: £8.50 
  • Or why not consider a membership which includes multiple weekly classes and weekend workshops for only £35/month? 



Week 1 – 9th November – Calming the mind – Finding mental space and clarity (£8.50) 

Week 2 – 16th November – Taking the power out of negative thinking – How to understand your mind  (£8.50) 

Week 3 – 23rd November – Dissolving negativity – developing appropriate attention  (£8.50) 

Week 4 – 30th November –How to protect your mind from negativity (£8.50) 

Week 5 – 7th December – Developing mental strength and confidence (£8.50) 

Week 6 – 14th December – How to say no to negative emotions (£8.50) 


Next course 

Starting January – The Power to Change