About these classes | Free for members |
These classes are designed for those new to meditation and also those looking to improve their meditation skills.
Each class begins with a guided meditation to calm the mind. This is followed by a teaching on how to focus our minds to increase happiness and reduce suffering. The class concludes with a contemplative meditation on the topic of the teaching.
There is an opportunity at the end of the class to chat informally over tea and biscuits.
No special clothing is required to attend our classes and seating is provided on normal chairs.
All of these classes are held at the Vajrapani Buddhist Centre, Wheathouse Terrace, Birkby, Huddersfield, HD2 2UY. (click here for map).
Understanding Your Mind
October 18, 25, November 1, 8
We may understand a great many things, but how well do we understand our own mind and it's power to produce our happiness or suffering?
On this course we will take a close look at what states of mind disturb our peace and happiness and learn how to reduce and eradicate them.
We will also look at what states minds increase our experience of peace and happiness and learn how to cultivate them.
We will learn how to identify states of mind as they are arising so that we can choose if we wish to follow them or let them go.
By understanding our mind in this way we can overcome painful negative habits of mind and choose to think in ways that increase our happiness.
Inspiring Solutions for Difficult Times
November 22, 29, December 6 and 13
Class fee: £6 | Free for members |
When we examine our modern world we see so many problems and difficulties, and the conflict this creates is usually painful for all involved.
Similarly, when we look at our own lives we also face many challenging situations, and this can often lead to feelings of frustration or helplessness.
These challenges can sometimes feel overwhelming, and we may feel powerless to help either ourselves, our colleagues or our loved ones.
In this series we will learn inspiring, practical methods that will help us engage with our problems in a more effective way.
We will learn ways to improve ourselves so that we may improve the world around us, and in doing so inspire others to do the same.