How to create happiness, Not suffering:
Buddhist wisdom for DAILY LIVING
Drop-in meditation classes for developing a daily Buddhist Practice for everyone with Buddhist Teacher Chelvi
“If you have only effort you have all attainments, but if you have only laziness you have nothing.” – Buddha
We all want to be happy all the time, and we never want to suffer. Unfortunately, we create a lot of unnecessary suffering for ourselves and others. We need to understand more clearly how to create happiness, not suffering.
These classes based on Geshe Kelsang’s extraordinary book How to Transform Your Life, will teach you how to recognise and abandon states of mind that harm us and replace them with peaceful beneficial states. By meditating on these practices, our happiness will become more stable and powerful.
Recommended reading: How to Transform Your Life by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Available in our shop, or free download here – https://tharpa.com/us/how-to-transform-your-life-us.html
June 14: Bringing magic to the mundane
June 21:The power not to harm
June 28: How to control our uncontrolled desire and instead cultivate wisdom desire
July 5: Love without Pain
July 12: Developing and maintain a light and positive mind
July 19: Overcoming spiritual laziness with joy
Based on book ‘How To Transform Your Life’, by Internationally renown Buddhist Master Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, on this course you will learn how to integrate Buddhist teachings on training the mind into your daily life so that you can live with a greater sense of joy, meaning and purpose.
The course will have a combination of guided meditations, Buddhist teachings and discussion.
About this series: These series of classes aim to teach effective, meditation-based solutions to everyday problems taken from the Kadampa Buddhist tradition. The classes are held at the Friends Meeting House (next to the Marlow Theatre) in Canterbury.
Wednesday 14, 21, 28 June, 5, 12, 19 July
7:30pm – 8:45pm
Please note: Online Booking & Payment prior the start of the class only.
What to Expect
We are a registered charity run entirely by volunteers, no-one receives a salary. The funds we receive are used to pay for our venues and operating expenses. Although we charge for classes we also offer low-income rates and no one will ever be turned away for lack of funds.
Our classes are for everyone who is interested in learning how to meditate, regardless of background or belief. They are designed to give a broad introduction to Buddhist meditation, teachings, and practice. Everyone is invited to use whichever aspects of the teachings they find helpful.
No. Anyone can learn basic meditation and experience the benefits that come from having a peaceful mind.
No. Everyone is welcome, including beginners. All you need is the wish to improve yourself and the quality of your life.
No special clothing is required, come as you are.
No. The classes focus on meditation and teachings alone. You can choose to sit on a chair or meditation cushion.