Day courses offering practical solutions to everyday problems of modern living derived from the teachings of Buddha.
Please scroll down to see complete list of day courses.
Courses consist of brief prayers and teachings followed by guided meditations. Refreshments are served between sessions and it is possible to book in for a two-course vegetarian meal in the main dining room or enjoy a light lunch in our World Peace Cafe in the conservatory.
These day courses take place in one of our meditation rooms in the main building which is located up a set of stairs.
Course fees £20
Lunch (optional) +£5
please book below
Day Course – Rest your mind
Sep 23, 2017
with Kadampa Buddhist nun, Gen Kelsang Losel
10am – 5pm
The source of many of our problems and much of our unhappiness is our restless, discontented mind. Through meditation we can learn to rest our mind and enjoy a deep inner contentment that leads to true, lasting happiness.
Day Course – A balanced mind
Nov 11, 2017
We can greatly improve our relationships with others by cultivating equanimity in meditation.
With equanimity our mind is always balanced, free from extreme states such as hatred and strong attachment, and so we relate to others in a realistic and considerate way.
New Years Eve Course with Gen-la Kelsang Thubten
Dec 31, 2017
Start the year with a fresh and confident perspective on yourself.
New Years Day Course with Gen-la Kelsang Thubten – Become the person you want to be
Jan 1, 2018
At the start of the year our mind naturally turns to ways we can make our life more meaningful and rewarding. On this course we will learn four special meditations to identify and realize our true potential throughout the year.
Day Course – Learning to smile
Mar 10, 2018
Smiles begin inside – they are reflections of a happy and loving mind. Through meditation we can learn to develop an inner smile that is truthful, honest and without malice. When we are feeling good about ourself we will naturally feel good about others and benefit them in everything we think, say and do. Mother’s Day weekend, stay over and treat your mum.
Day Course – Staying calm when things go wrong
May 12, 2018
When things go wrong in our life and we encounter difficult situations, we tend to regard the situation itself as our problem, but in reality whatever problems we experience come from the mind.
If we were to respond to difficult situations with a positive or peaceful mind they would not be problems for us. Problems arise only if we respond to difficulties with a negative state of mind.
Therefore, if we want to be happy all the time and to be free from problems, we must develop and maintain a peaceful mind.