IN-PERSON 40-minute meditations: Thursday evenings

  • Time, dates & venue

    How to be more Focused ¦ 7.30 – 8.10pm ¦ September 8, 15, 22, 29, October 6

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

  • course teacher

    Experienced teacher Darren Vass will be teaching 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

How to be more focussed

Weekly classes during September/October:  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

Concentration is the nature of a peaceful mind. When our mind is concentrated it is relaxed, peaceful, alert and we feel happy. When meditating, the degree to which we can concentrate determines the effectiveness of our meditations. Therefore, in meditation, as in everyday life, the ability to overcome distractions is very important.

During this course you will learn how to develop and improve your concentration, how to overcome your distractions and how to cultivate your ability to concentrate through training in meditation. You will also learn how mindfulness, alertness and concentration work together to improve your mental peace and well-being.

Through cultivating your concentration, you will be able to accomplish all your goals more easily, calmly and effectively.

September 8 – Concentration Toolkit

September 15 – The Mindfulness Method

September 22 – Strong Focus, Inner Clarity

September 29 – How to stop overthinking

October 6 – Awaken your potential

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.