UNDERSTANDING PAST & FUTURE LIVES
Half-Day Course in Canterbury
Saturday 13 June | 10.00am – 1.00pm
Half Day Meditation Workshop with Jampel Centre Resident Teacher, James Baskerville
Who am I, and where did I come from? What am I doing here? Where am I going? What does it mean to be alive?These are some of the questions we will be exploring in this course.
Buddha explained that our mental continuum is perpetual, a ceaseless cycle of consciousness; whereas our physical bodies are exceedingly fragile and impermanent. In reality, we are travellers bound for our future lives. This world is not our eternal home. By understanding the nature of our mind and consequently the existence of past and future lives, we will gain a broader and wiser perspective on our life and on what comes next.
Through gaining insights into these fundamental Buddhist beliefs we become more peaceful, live with greater purpose and chart a course for future happiness and success.
Everyone is welcome! Suitable for all levels.
This half-day course will be guided by James Baskerville, Resident Teacher at Jampel Kadampa Buddhist Centre.
James has been practising and teaching Kadampa Buddhism for over twenty years and has engaged in extensive meditation retreats, including silent retreat. He is especially known for his clarity, humour and inspirational presentation of Buddha’s teachings.
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.
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.