The Foundation Programme is a great way to increase our understanding and experience of Buddha’s teachings by exploring the path to enlightenment with Kadampa friends.
Venue: Kadampa Meditation Centre Sheffield
685 – 691 Ecclesall Rd, Hunters Bar, Sheffield, S11 8TG
Wednesdays 7pm – 9pm
Sundays 4pm -6pm
with Resident Teacher Kelsang Lekchog
The programme combines:
• Guided meditations
• Commentary to the text by the teacher
• Group discussion
• Question & answer opportunities
• The company of like-minded spiritual friends
If you would like to know more or attend a free taster class please contact us.
How to Understand the Mind
This group is studying “Universal Compassion”
This book is about transformation.
Based on a famous Buddhist poem, Training the Mind in Seven Points, it shows how true mental freedom and lasting happiness can be achieved by transforming our mind.
The fundamental insight underlying this book is that the world we experience is a reflection of our mind and so if we want to experience the world in a positive way we need to develop a positive mind.
The supremely positive mind is universal compassion, which is developed using the special meditations in this book.
As we gradually replace our habitual self-cherishing with a genuine cherishing of others, we find our powers of transformation increase. Eventually we reach the point where we can transform any situation, however unpleasant, into a positive experience and an opportunity to make progress in our spiritual development.
Sundays: 4pm – 6pm
**Free introduction to this new class October 13th**
Please contact us for further details
This book offers us deep insight into our mind, and shows how an understanding of its nature and functions can be used practically in every day experience to improve our lives.
Part 1 is a practical guide to developing and maintaining a light, positive mind – showing how to recognize and abandon states of mind that arms us, and to replace them with peaceful and beneficial ones.
Part 2 describes different types of mind in detail, revealing the depth and profundity of the Buddhist understanding of the mind. It concludes with a detailed explanation of meditation, showing how by controlling and transforming our mind we can attain a lasting state of joy, independent of external conditions.