Maidstone – Tuesdays
Weekly Meditation Classes


Confidence to Deal With Painful Feelings

with Buddhist Teacher Kay Sugihara

Class Day: Tuesdays Time: 7:30pm to 9pm, with refreshments after the class meditators

Class/Course Fee:
£6 per class
*Student concessions available

Venue:
Quaker Meeting House, 158 Union Street, Maidstone

(Venue Map and Information)

Class Dates

Sep 5: Meditations for peace of mind
Sep 12: Overcoming harmful reactions
Sep 19: Letting go of negativity
Sep 26: Freedom from painful feelings
Oct 3: The peace of acceptance

About this course:
Imagine a life free from painful emotions like anxiety, stress, irritation, dissatisfaction and loneliness. But how can this become a reality? Buddha explained that all painful emotions are states of mind. By training in Kadampa Buddhist meditations you will learn the tools for changing your mind; from negative and painful to positive and peaceful.

In this series, we will look at effective Kadampa meditation-based solutions to everyday problems, which can be practiced by anyone, whether Buddhist or not. Each week will address a specific negative mind– and you will learn practical wisdom advice and meditations that will help you become free from harmful mental habits. In this way, you can become the person you truly want to be; happy, confident, loving and peaceful.

UP NEXT

Buddha’s Guide to a Joyful Life

Class Day: Tuesdays Time: 7:30pm to 9pm, with refreshments after the class

Class/Course Fee:
£6 per class (or book now online for the whole course and get a 25% discount)
*Student concessions available

Venue:
Quaker Meeting House, 158 Union Street, Maidstone (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 NovThe 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.