These classes include two guided meditation sessions and a teaching on the topic of the course. They offer methods for overcoming negative states of mind such as stress and anxiety, and practical advice on how to increase our inner peace and mental clarity. Thursday evening classes are more in depth than Tuesday evening classes, but are still easily accessible for beginners.
Classes are held at the Vajrapani Buddhist Centre, Wheathouse Terrace, Birkby, Huddersfield, HD2 2UY. (click here for map).
Advice for Life
Part One - January 31, February 7 and 14
Learn how to meditate to make your mind calm and focused, and become familiar with ways of thinking that overcome stress and other inner problems.
Through understanding how the causes of both happiness and suffering are within the mind, we can finally experience real happiness and find protection from our daily problems.
In this series, taught by resident teacher Kelsang Varahi, we will learn how to apply ancient wisdom to modern daily life.
We will understand how suffering arises from negative minds, and learn ways to reduce and abandon these, and we will understand how happiness arises from positive minds, and learn ways to cultivate and maintain these.
We will learn how to use meditation and mindfulness in daily life to keep our mind balanced, focused and positive.
Class fee is £7 or £16 for a series ticket (25 per cent reduction for three classes).
Advice for Life
Part Two - February 28, March 7, 14, 21 and 28
Part Three - April 4, 11, 18 and 25
Deepen your experience of meditation and learn practical methods to enjoy a happy and meaningful life.
Learning to be Happy
May 9 to May 23, June 6 to 27
Everyone has the same wish to be happy and free from problems, but very few people understand how to achieve this.
Although we apply great effort to finding happiness, the happiness we experience is generally short-lived and we continue to experience suffering and various kinds of difficulties.
However, if we learn to tap into the reservoir of our own peaceful mind and to shift our focus from self to others we can gradually reverse this situation.
Through developing our inner peace and our good heart that cares for others, we can come to experience deeper levels of happiness while also becoming of greater benefit to those around us.