Venue: Kadampa Meditation Centre Sheffield
- 685 – 691 Ecclesall Rd, Hunters Bar, Sheffield, S11 8TG
Wednesdays 7pm – 8.30pm with Resident Teacher Kelsang Lekchog
Thursdays 7:30pm – 9pm with Buddhist nun Kelsang Dragden
Fee: £6 per class or 5 classes for £25 (no need to book)
These classes are open to everyone, no previous experience needed.
Seating is on chairs or cushions on the floor.
In this series of classes will be looking at the benefits of taking up a meditation practice and how to develop and maintain it. As the series progresses we will start to look at particular methods to solve the problem of the unpleasant feelings that are produced due to the minds that we develop. Each class is self contained so you don’t have to attend the whole series to benefit.
This class is taught by the Resident Teacher of Kadmapa Meditation Centre Sheffield Kelsang Lekchog. Lekchog has received many teachings from Ven. Geshe Kelsang and has been a student of the Special Teacher Training programme for many years. Her warmth and kindness show in her teachings, and she is able to explain clearly Buddha’s profound teachings in a way suitable for everyone.
Series 1 – Make Meditation Easy
Sept 5 – Motivate to meditate
Sept 12 – Find your own peace
Sept 19 – Hold with mindfulness
Sept 26 – Settle in stillness
Oct 3 – Wise up to confusion
Series 2 – Part 1 – Feel healthy and inspired
Oct 17 – Disengage negativity
Oct 24 – Be calm and upbeat
Oct 31 – Relief from frustration
Part 2 – Feel healthy and inspired
Nov 14 – What triggers bad moods
Nov 21 – Zap lethargy and boredom
Nov 28 – Dissolve Inadequacy
Dec 5 – Be kind to ourself and others
Dec 12 – Let go of family friction
Dec 19 – How to give and take
These meditation classes follow the book How to Transform Your Life. The teachings in this class go into a little more in depth
The class follows the same format as the Wednesday night class with guided meditations – the teaching then is taken from the book and the teacher, explains how Buddhas wisdom can still resonate in the lives of us busy modern people and a concluding meditation draws the teaching together
This class is taught by Buddhist nun Kelsang Dragden who has been studying and teaching Modern Kadampa Buddhism for over 19 years. Her example and dedication are very inspiring for Modern Buddhist’s to follow.
How to Transform your Life
“Through practising the instructions presented in this book we can transform our life from a state of misery into one of pure and everlasting happiness. These instructions are scientific methods to improve our human nature. Everybody needs to be good-natured with a good heart, because in this way we can solve our own problems as well as those of others, and we can make our human life meaningful. Every living being has the same basic wish…”
The Book How to Transform your Life is available as a free download click here to download
and available in our Bookshop
The way in which we present meditation and Buddhism is accessible to everyone. We offer practical advice as well as methods and techniques that can easily be integrated into daily life. We provide a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. When you arrive, a volunteer will register you before the class and direct you to the meditation space. Normally before class some announcements will be made.
Our experienced teachers are male or female, lay or ordained (Buddhist monk or nun). They will begin with an introduction, and guide a breathing meditation to help settle your mind. They will then give a teaching based on the topic of the class, with clear and logical explanations using examples and analogies.
An important characteristic of Modern Buddhism is to present Dharma teachings as personal advice that can be integrated into daily life. The intention of the teachings and guided meditations is to help you develop peaceful, clear and positive states of mind. This will help you develop your own inner wisdom, so that you can solve your daily problems and enjoy a more meaningful life.
Depending on the class, there will be either another guided meditation or a discussion with the opportunity to ask questions and clarify doubts.
All of our activities are run by volunteers, and we are a registered charity. The class and course fees help cover the costs of running the Centre.