Becoming your own protector

  • Date and time

    April 13, 10.30am – 3.00pm

    3 x 1-hour sessions of guided meditations and inspiring talks.

  • Venue & parking

    Venue: Kadampa Meditation Centre Reading, 9 Bath Road, RG1 6HH

    Parking: Limited parking onsite or free street parking at Downshire Square

  • Live-stream

    This class is also available online (live only) to members

Becoming your own protector

Learn how to create stable peace, joy and freedom in the mind with Buddhist nun Gen Nyingpo

Buddha said, “You are your own protector, You are your own enemy.”

Often we try to protect ourselves by constantly changing and improving our external situation but still we experience suffering and unhappiness.

We can find a stable inner protection from our problems and fear by developing the mental strength of spiritual refuge. Meditation is at the heart of Buddhism and protects us from our ‘delusions’ – unpeaceful, uncontrolled states of mind such as anger and ignorance by instead concentrating on peaceful, positive states of mind such as patience, love and wisdom.

Drawing inspiration from Buddha’s teachings, example and living presence in the world, and drawing encouragement from other spiritual practitioners we can learn to build our own unshakeable inner refuge and protection through our spiritual practice.


Resident Teacher, Gen Kelsang Nyingpo will teach this course


Doors open from 10.15am

10.30 – 11.30am Talk and guided meditations

11.30am – 12.00pm Refreshment break

12.00pm – 1.00pm Talk and guided meditations

1.00pm – light lunch

2.00pm – 3.00pm Talk and guided meditations