IN-PERSON 40-minute meditations: Thursday evenings

  • Time, dates & venue

    Stress Less ¦ 7.30 – 8.10pm ¦ April 28, May 5, 12, 19, 26

    Classes take place at Kadampa Meditation Centre Reading, 9 Bath Road, RG1 6HH (parking onsite)

  • course teacher

    Meditation Teacher Chris Newton teaches these classes

  • COVID info

    • Pre-booking or drop-in
    • Chairs are spaced out and there is good ventilation
    • Please do not attend if you have COVID symptoms

Stress Less

Weekly classes during April/May:  7.30 – 8.10pm

£23.00 –  5 week course / £7 per class / free with membership

10 minute breathing meditation ¦ 15 minute practical instructions ¦ 15 minute guided meditation

“By practising meditation we will experience a calm, spacious feeling in our mind, and many of our usual problems will fall away.”  Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

Anxiety and stress are increasingly common problems for people in our busy, modern world. These states of mind prevent us from experiencing peace and enjoying life.

Buddha’s timeless teachings offer a simple and yet profound alternative.  Training in meditation is an effective way to gain mental freedom. If we can train our mind to respond to life’s challenges with a peaceful, positive attitude, all our ordinary problems and difficulties fall away, and we discover our true nature, which is infinitely calm, happy and stable.

In this way we can learn to face life with clarity, inner strength, and profound peace.

April 28: Letting go of tension and stress

May 5: Letting go of worry

May 12: Getting perspective

May 19: Dissolving painful feelings

May 26: Freedom from frustration

Meditation is becoming increasingly recognized as an effective means to reduce stress and improve our quality of life, however it also has much deeper and far-reaching benefits that have been understood by Buddhist practitioners for thousands of years.

The benefits of meditation include:

– Effective means to reduce stress & anxiety
– Improves mindfulness & concentration
– Promotes a more positive approach to life
– Aids relaxation and letting go of tension

Each class consists of two guided meditations and instruction. Anyone can practice meditation and everyone is welcome to attend.