Sunday 18th June, 2.00 – 4.30 pm | HOW TO MAKE OURSELVES AND OTHERS HAPPY THROUGH MEDITATION (Wimbledon Village)


We all want to be happy, but no matter how hard we try – no matter how much money we spend, how attractive our partner, or how exciting our holiday – happiness remains elusive. How then can we make ourself happy? Is there really any foolproof method through which we can definitely make ourself happy all the time, even if we don’t manage to obtain what we want? How is meditation relevant here? And what would Buddha have to say about all this? Come to this half-day course to explore these generally unspoken, but deeply pertinent, questions of happiness.

saturday 20th may | training the mind in happiness : half day meditation course | gen chodor | 10.30am 1pm | sevenoaks

The Schedule

2 – 3.00 pmGuided meditation and practical advice
3 – 3.30 pmBreak and refreshments
3.30 – 4.30 pmGuided meditation and practical advice

Rian Torres has over 20 years’ experience of meditation and study within the New Kadampa Tradition (NKT). She has successfully completed many meditation retreats, and has studied under a number of senior NKT teachers. Rian is admired for her infectious enthusiasm, sincerity, and love for meditation and presents meditation topics in a joyful, inspiring and practical way.

saturday 20th may | how to make ourselves and others happy through meditation : half day meditation course | thomas tozer | 10.30am 1pm | sheperd's bush

Lingfield Room, Wimbledon Village Hall
26 Lingfield Road

sunday 18th june | how to make ourselves and others happy through meditation : half day meditation course | rian torres | 2.00 4.30 pm | wimbledon village

Here are some common questions that people ask about our meditation classes. If you have any other questions please contact us and we will be happy to help you in anyway.

Q) What is meditation?

The purpose of meditation is to cultivate positive states of mind, conducive to peace and well-being, and overcome negative habits of mind. Happiness is a state of mind, therefore the real source of happiness lies in the mind, not in external conditions. When our mind is peaceful we are free from worries and mental discomfort, and we experience true happiness.

Meditation is a technique used by millions of people to develop a calm and peaceful mind. It reduces stress, anxiety, and other negative states of mind and promotes physical and mental well-being. The meditations we guide are non-sectarian, non-judgemental, and universal. They are simple and accepted methods to help people tackle the stress and anxiety associated with the challenges of modern daily life.

Q: Do I have to sit of the floor?
A: No, people have the choice of sitting on a chair or they can bring their own cushion and sit on the floor.

Q: Do I need to have a religious affiliation to attend these weekly classes?
A: No. Everything is presented in a way that is accessible to everyone, and no religious affiliation is required.

Q: Do I need to have experience of meditation to attend a weekly class?
A: No. Everyone is welcome, including beginners.

Q: Are these classes suitable for someone who already has some experience of meditation?
A: The teachings are designed to be simple yet profound, so that every class provides something for everyone.

Q: Will I be asked to say anything, or speak in front of a group of people?
A: No. But you can ask questions if you want to.

Q: Is there any physical exercise involved, such as yoga?
A: No. The courses focus on meditation alone.

Q: What do I need to bring?
A: Nothing in particular. However, some people find it useful to bring a notepad and pen.

Q: How should I dress?
A: There are no special requirements, but comfortable clothing is generally best.

Q: If I want to attend a weekly class, do I need to wait for the next course of classes to begin?
A: No. Each class is self-contained. You can drop in whenever you can, and start whenever you like.

Q: Do I need to book in advance?
A: For weekly classes it is not necessary to book in advance.

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