Buddha’s Guide to a Joyful Life
Class Day: Tuesdays Time: 7:30pm to 9pm, with refreshments after the class
£6 per class (or book now online for the whole course and get a 25% discount)
*Student concessions available
Friends Meeting House, Albert Road, Ashford, TN24 8NY (Venue Map and Information)
17 Oct: Having a good heart– Generosity
24 Oct: Achieving a Happy Life- Moral Discipline
31 Oct: Maintaining a Happy Mind- Patience
7 Nov: Removing Obstacles to Happiness- Joyful Effort
14 Nov: Concentration and Clarity-Concentration
21 Nov: The Peace of Wisdom- Wisdom
About this course:
Buddha taught six practices, known as the six perfections, which enable us to lead a beneficial and joyful life. These six; giving, moral discipline, patient acceptance, joyful effort, and concentration and wisdom can easily be incorporated into our own daily routine. Not only will they help us to deal skillfully with problems with a peaceful and happy mind, they will also empower us to benefit others greatly. Practicing these six perfections gives us the skill to make our job, relationships and enjoyments part of our path to enlightenment.
About the classes:
These drop-in classes aim to teach effective, meditation-based solutions to everyday problems taken from the Kadampa Buddhist tradition. Everyone is welcome – these practical meditations can be practised by anyone, whether Buddhist or not. Each class consists of guided meditations and practical advice on how to maintain a positive mind, as well as an opportunity to ask questions. Classes are self-contained and you can drop in whenever you wish; there’s no need to book in advance, simply turn up and register when you arrive.
We meditate sitting on chairs and there is no physical exercise involved or any special clothing needed. These classes are suitable for everyone, including complete beginners.
For more information, please see What to Expect at a Class.