Living Meditations Thursday 7pm

living meditations

Simple Meditate


APRIL 18th, 25th
MAY  2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd 

(No class 30th June – Spring Festival) 

JUNE 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
JULY 4th, 11th, 18th 

Summer break 

Classes return beginning of SEPT

(See details on web for Summertime Retreat)


Learn to meditate and experience daily peace that comes from establishing a regular meditation practice.

Learn meditations to relax body and mind, find inner peace, achieve mental clarity and focus that will help you in your daily life.


A natural development of meditation practice is that your mental approach to life becomes one of compassion and kindness.
These classes are based on the Living Meditation Series – recordings that you can listen to at home too. The class includes an introduction and guided meditation.
Everybody welcome!
Drop in Class no need to book. Just turn up!
You are booking the next available class.


Day / Time


7pm – 7.40pm

Course level

Suitable for everyone




Jo Kite


Kadampa Meditation Centre Sheffield
685-691 Ecclesall Road, Sheffield, GB S11 8TG


Improved concentration and focus in daily life
Less stress, worry & anxiety
Reduced irritation, anger & frustration
Greater inner peace & happiness
Increased confidence & self-esteem
Improved mental and physical well being
A positive outlook on life & better relationships

About Meditation

The purpose of meditation is to cultivate those states of mind that are conducive to peace and well-being, and to eradicate those that are not.

If we examine our life we will discover that most of our time and energy is devoted to mundane activities, such as seeking material and emotional security, enjoying sensory pleasures, or establishing a good reputation.

Although these things can make us happy for a short time, they are not able to provide the deep lasting contentment that we long for. Sooner or later our happiness turns into dissatisfaction, and we find ourselves engaged in the pursuit of more worldly pleasures. Directly or indirectly, worldly pleasures cause us mental and physical suffering by stimulating attachment, jealousy, and frustration.

If true fulfilment cannot be found in worldly pleasures, then where can it be found? Happiness is a state of mind, therefore the real source of happiness lies in the mind, not in external circumstances.

If our mind is pure and peaceful we will be happy, regardless of our external conditions. The method to make our mind pure and peaceful is to train in meditation.


What is Meditation?

The more familiar our mind is with virtue, the calmer and more peaceful it becomes. When our mind is peaceful we are free from worries and mental discomfort, and we experience true happiness.

If we train our mind to become peaceful we will be happy all the time, even in the most adverse conditions. But if our mind is not peaceful, even if we have the most pleasant external conditions we will not be happy. Therefore it is important to train our mind through meditation.

There are two types of meditation: analytical meditation and placement meditation. When we contemplate the meaning of a Dharma instruction that we have heard or read we are doing analytical meditation. By deeply contemplating the instruction, eventually we reach a conclusion or cause a specific virtuous state of mind to arise. This is the object of placement meditation. We then concentrate on it single-pointedly for as long as possible to become deeply acquainted with it.

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