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 – Understanding Karma
Oct 26, 2019
The Secret to Gaining Control Over our Life
The principal cause of all our experiences is karma – good karma giving rise to pleasant experiences and negative karma to unpleasant experiences. Understanding and living by the laws of karma, therefore, gives us great freedom to control our lives and enjoy true happiness.
Day Course – Finding Peace where you least Expect it
Nov 16, 2019
Buddha taught that peace and quiet come from inside – from a peaceful mind. But when we look at our mind it seems busier and less peaceful than the outside world! Through training in meditation, however, we can gradually quieten our mind and experience an inner peace that stays with us all the time, regardless of what is happening around us.
Day Course – What to do When Things go Wrong
Mar 28, 2020
When things don’t work out the way we want them to our usual reaction is to become upset or disappointed. But this just makes us feel bad and less able to deal with the situation. Through meditation we can learn to accept whatever happens with a calm and peaceful mind that helps us to stay positive and turn any situation, however difficult, to our advantage.
Day Course – Freedom from Anxiety
May 2, 2020
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.
Day Course – Relax and Enjoy Life
Jun 27, 2020
Let go of Grasping
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.