Healthier, Happier You (from June 21)
Drop-in Meditation Classes
In Person & Livestreamed Online
Day & Evening Classes Sundays to Fridays
Though we wish to be happy and free from suffering, we encounter many problems and difficulties and so any experience of happiness that we have is short lived. Buddha taught that permanent health & happiness is possible only by developing internal good qualities.
With our own wisdom we can see that arising from our reliance on external things such as our jobs, our relationships, our possessions , our health, beauty & vitality etc , any experience of health and happiness we have is temporary. And though we may wish for happiness and freedom from suffering for those close to us, they too experience the same problems and difficulties in finding anything more than short lived peace and contentment.
To help us, Buddha taught six practices which we can practise both in and out of meditation motivated by a wish to benefit others as well as ourselves. These are the six perfections of giving, moral discipline, patience, effort, concentration and wisdom.
Each week, we will learn more about these six perfections, what they are, how we can put them into practice and what the beneficial results will be for ourselves and those with whom we share our lives.
The majority of these classes are taught by Gen Kelsang Päljin, the Resident Teacher of Buddha Land Buddhist Centre, Keighley, and of Burnley Kadampa Buddhist Centre. He is a Buddhist monk with over 22 years’ experience of practising and teaching Kadampa Buddhism.
The 11am class on Thursday morning is taught by Kelsang Dra-ma, a student of the Teacher Training Programme at Buddha Land Buddhist Centre, Keighley.
Understand Your Mind
week beginning 28 June – Moving on and letting go
week beginning 5 July – Learning to accept others
week beginning 12 July – Wake up smiling
Please see the online classes booking page for the full schedule of classes and to book.
Tuesdays 11am – 12noon, Buddha Land Kadampa Buddhist Centre, Keighley
Wednesdays 11am – 12noon Burnley Kadampa Buddhist Centre, Burnley
Wednesdays 6pm – 7pm Burnley Kadampa Buddhist Centre, Burnley
Thursdays 10am – 11am Burnley Kadampa Buddhist Centre, Burnley
Fridays 6pm – 7pm, Buddha Land Kadampa Buddhist Centre, Keighley
We are limiting numbers attending our classes in person, so, as long as lockdown is in place, you need to book in advance.