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Are you interested in exploring Buddhism and discovering how its teachings and meditation practices can enhance your inner peace, wellbeing, and overall happiness? This six-week course offers an opportunity to delve into the wisdom of Buddhism and how, by applying its teachings, you can experience profound inner transformation and deep meaning in your life. Classes can be attended on a drop in basis as each class is self-contained.
Everyone is welcome, regardless of religious background or beliefs, and you’ll get to connect with many positive, like-minded people. All the classes include meditations, teachings, discussion, and time for Q&A (including snacks & refreshments)
Week 1: Who was Buddha?
Explore the life and teachings of Buddha Shakyamuni, the founder of Buddhism, and be inspired by his story. Discover what you can personally gain from his teachings and example.
Week 2: Past and future lives – Where are we heading?
Learn about past and future lives and how this knowledge can help you to be less stressed in this life by seeing yourself as a traveller bound for future lives.
Week 3: Karma – Create your own future
Understand the law of karma and how you can shape your own future. Discover why things happen and how to prevent problems, obstacles, and difficulties in the future.
Week 4: Death & Impermanence
Reflect on the impermanence of all things and the inevitability of death. This powerful meditation can help you see what’s truly important in life (and find time for those things).
Week 5: Samsara and the Wheel of Life
Learn about Samsara, the Wheel of Life, and how to break free from the negative cycle of addiction, anger, and confusion. Discover how to achieve permanent mental freedom and liberation from unhappiness.
Week 6: The Bodhisattva Way of Life
Explore the Bodhisattva Way of Life and learn how to cultivate compassion and wisdom, leading to a more meaningful and rewarding life.
Gen Chodor has been ordained since 2001 and has taught extensively in the UK and also in the US. He is loved and admired by his students because of his practical knowledge and warm presentations, authentic teachings, as well as his natural joy and sense of humour. He makes effort to put everyone at ease and to help them solve their many problems and anxieties with practical Dharma advice.
Kadampa World Peace Temple1a Ashridge Way, London SM4 4EF
The Kadampa World Peace Temple is a dedicated spiritual space in South London which provides people with a quiet, beautiful, peaceful, and safe environment to learn about Meditation. The Centre is part of an international network of Kadampa Centres providing a place of peace and refuge open to everyone.
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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1a Ashridge WayLondonSM4 4EF
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Opening TimesMondays – Thursdays: 11:00 – 14:00Fridays: ClosedSaturdays Open if there is a course onSunday: 10:00 – 15:00
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