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Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre Online

Founder Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

Founder Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

what's online ~ April 8

24-hour Tara chanting streamed from the Temlple
Sessions at 02:00, 06:00, 10:00, 14:00, 18:00 and 22:00
Visit: https://manjushri.org/livestream/tara

7:30: General Programme class with Gen-la Dekyong
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Online teachings with Gen-la Dekyong

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Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong is the General Spiritual Director of NKT-IKBU and Resident Teacher at Manjushri KMC

Live-streamed teachings for local people

For people local to the centre, (resident in North and South Lakes area) Gen-la Dekyong’s General Programme classes are now streamed online. At present this includes Tuesday and Wednesday classes. Advance registration is required to attend these classes.

Tuesdays 7.30 pm - Calm Your Mind

with Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong

Find the solution to painful feelings

In these classes, we will learn practical advice on what to do when painful feelings arise in our mind e.g. how to:

  • not panic
  • take the time to see what is really going on in our mind
  • discover where our painful feelings come from
  • deal with difficulties with a calm and happy mind through simple meditations.

"Just as there is room in the sky for a thunderstorm, so there is room in the vast space of our mind for a few painful feelings; and just as a storm has no power to destroy the sky, so unpleasant feelings have no power to destroy our mind"

How to Solve Our Human Problems, Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.

Next class: April 7

Wednesdays 7.30 pm - Living as a Kadampa Disciple

with Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong

These classes are for those with some experience of Kadampa view, meditation and action, and who wish to deepen their practical experience of the teachings in daily life. The teachings will follow The Mirror of Dharma with Additions.  

Next class: April 8

Special events with Gen-la Dekyong

June 14   ~   How to be Calm and Confident - Special Teaching

with Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong

How to be calm and confident

Through Finding Purpose in our Life 

• Learn how Kadampa Buddhism offers practical advice for busy life 

• Enjoy a guided meditation and experience peace of mind 

Booking opens soon

Special Teacher Training Programme with Gen-la Dekyong

Gen-la teaches the Special Teacher Training Programme each week, which is recorded as audio files for remote study and meditation.

To receive more information about this course and procedures for enrolment, please read the information here.

Online teachings with Gen Rabten

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Gen Kelsang Rabten

Live-streamed teachings for local people

Beginning April 14, Gen Rabten will teach the Tuesday General Programme class, which will be live streamed.

Foundation programme with Gen Rabten

Gen Rabten teaches the Foundation Programme each week, which is live-streamed.

To receive more information about this course and procedures for enrolment, please read the information here.

Short online courses

These courses, which consist of two or more sessions of teaching and meditations.

April 10-13 ~   The Emptiness of the Mind, Inner Protection through Wisdom and an Open Heart  with Kadam Morten

PLEASE NOTE: This course was originally arranged as a course in the Temple but will now be offered online. If you have already registered for the course, our registration team will be in touch with you directly. It is not necessary to register again.

If you had previously intended to register but have not yet, you may now register for the online course if you wish.

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THE EMPTINESS OF THE MIND

Inner Protection through Wisdom and an Open Heart 

All phenomena that appear to my mind are the nature of my mind. My mind is the nature of emptiness. 

VENERABLE GESHE KELSANG GYATSO RINPOCHE 

A Meditation Course with Kadam Morten Clausen

National Spiritual Director of Eastern USA and the Resident Teacher of KMC New York City 

We often feel stuck in painful habits of thought, such as anxiety, depression or feelings of hurt. Because we perceive our mind to be fixed and unchanging we feel trapped in these ordinary and painful emotions. But this seemingly inflexible mind does not correspond to our reality. By experiencing the mind’s actual nature, its emptiness, we understand that our potential for change is limitless, that freedom from unhappiness and indeed Enlightenment is possible, and we initiate a joyful process of profound transformation.

In this course we will emphasize gaining actual experience in meditation on both the conventional and ultimate natures of the mind, and then practically applying this experience to help in every facet of our life. Not only will these insights help us to become more open-hearted, flexible, and skilful in letting go of unhappy feelings and delusions, it will greatly empower even the our most profound practices such as universal love and compassion, Mahamudra and Highest Yoga Tantra.

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April 24 -26   ~   Seeing the Best in Others

PLEASE NOTE: This course was originally arranged as a course in the Temple but will now be offered online. If you have already registered for the course, our registration team will be in touch with you directly. It is not necessary to register again.

Buddha taught that what we see depends on the mind with which we see it – in other words we see projections of our own mind. This is true for all things, including people. If we learn to see people with positive minds they will appear in a very different way and we will be able to relate to them in positive ways. 

PLEASE NOTE: You must be resident in the UK to register for this course

Booking opens soon

May 2   ~   Freedom from Anxiety

PLEASE NOTE: This course was originally arranged as a course in the Temple but will now be offered online. If you have already registered for the course, our registration team will be in touch with you directly. It is not necessary to register again.

Worry and anxiety are becoming increasingly prevalent in modern society, but if we understand their causes in the mind it is possible to gradually reduce and eventually overcome them through meditation and other practices. In this way we can become completely free from anxiety and worry. 

PLEASE NOTE: You must be resident in the UK to register for this course

Booking opens soon

June 5-7   ~   The freedom to Control How We Feel

PLEASE NOTE: This course was originally arranged as a course in the Temple but will now be offered online. If you have already registered for the course, our registration team will be in touch with you directly. It is not necessary to register again.

Sometimes it seems as if we are defined by our moods and feelings. If we are in a bad mood, for example, we become a certain type of person and behave in a particular way, but if we are in a good mood we are quite a different person and behave quite differently. But we find it difficult to control our feelings and moods and change them from negative to positive. Through meditation, however, we can learn to do this and thus control the kind of person we are.

PLEASE NOTE: You must be resident in the UK to register for this course
 
Booking opens soon

June 19   ~   Refresh and revive

PLEASE NOTE: This course was originally arranged as a course in the Temple but will now be offered online. If you have already registered for the course, our registration team will be in touch with you directly. It is not necessary to register again.
 
Enjoy three meditations to help refresh body and mind.
 
PLEASE NOTE: You must be resident in the UK to register for this course
 
Booking opens soon

June 27   ~   Relax and Enjoy Life

PLEASE NOTE: This course was originally arranged as a course in the Temple but will now be offered online. If you have already registered for the course, our registration team will be in touch with you directly. It is not necessary to register again.

At present our mind is tormented by grasping of many forms – grasping at possessions, friends, feelings, ideas, and even our sense of who we are. All our negativity and the suffering to which it gives rise comes from this grasping, especially our self-grasping. Buddha taught simple methods to reduce and eventually abandon all our grasping, and in this way become free from suffering. 

PLEASE NOTE: You must be resident in the UK to register for this course

July 3-8   ~   Meditations for a Good Heart

PLEASE NOTE: This course was originally arranged as a course in the Temple but will now be offered online. If you have already registered for the course, our registration team will be in touch with you directly. It is not necessary to register again.

An opportunity to enjoy a powerful sequence of meditations that help us develop and improve special inner qualities such as patience, kindness, generosity, compassion and love. 

PLEASE NOTE: You must be resident in the UK to register for this course
 
Booking opens soon

Daily Puja (Chanted Prayers)

Today's puja ~

24-hour Tara Chanting

Join the prayers online from the Kadampa Temple for World Peace at Manjushri KMC

"In general, prayers made by an assembly of many practitioners are very powerful and cannot be compared to the prayers of one or two people. The scriptures give the analogy of a broom. If we try to clean a floor with a few bristles we shall make little progress, but if we gather many bristles to make a broom we shall be successful."
VENERABLE GESHE KELSANG GYATSO

Daily
17:15 - 18:20  ~ Wishfulfilling Jewel Puja, with short meditation breaks

Fridays 19:30 ~ Wishfulfilling Jewel Puja with tsog offering
This puja will be on Sat 11 April this week rather than Friday 10 April.

8th of the month ~ Liberation from Sorrow - 24 hour prayers and requests to the 21 Taras. Session times: 02:00, 06:00, 10:00, 14:00, 18:00, 22:00 UK time

10th and 25th of the month
19:30 - 21:00  ~  Offering to the Spiritual Guide

Special NKT Celebrations
April 15 ~ Buddha's Enlightenment Day
19:30 - 21:00  ~  Offering to the Spiritual Guide