40-minute meditations: Thursday Daytime

  • Time, dates & venue

    Reducing stress and anxiety ¦ 1.00 – 1.40pm ¦ September 7, 14, 21, 28, Oct 5

    Four Ways to Choose Happiness ¦ 1.00 – 1.40pm ¦ Oct 19, 26, Nov 2, 9

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

  • course teacher

    Buddhist nun Kelsang Gyalwa Teaches this course

Reducing Stress and Anxiety

Weekly classes during September/October :  1.00 – 1.40pm

£24 for 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.

September 7th: Letting go of tension and stress

September 14th: Letting go of worry

September 21st: Getting perspective

September 28th: Dissolving painful feelings

October 5th: Freedom from frustration

Four Ways to Choose Happiness

Weekly classes during October/ November

£19 for 4 week course / £7 per class / free with membership

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

These classes provide a comprehensive introduction to meditation and mindfulness, offering guidance for developing and deepening a meditation practice. Presenting meditations to relax body and mind, find inner peace, achieve mental clarity, and increase our good heart.

October 19th: Choose clarity

October 26th: Choose flexibility

November 2nd: Choose gratitude

November 9th: Choose joy

Meditation teacher

Buddhist Nun Kelsang Gyalwa teaches this course.

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.