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 – 7:45pm (with a 45 min break)
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.
The New Eight Steps to Happiness
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 – 7:45pm (with a 45 min break)
This group is studying “The New Eight Steps to Happiness”
This immensely practical book charts a complete path of spiritual development.
As a commentary to one of Buddhism’s best-loved and most enduring teachings, Eight Verses of Training the Mind by the great Tibetan Bodhisattva Langri Tangpa, it explains how to transform every moment of our life into a step on the path to inner peace, and in particular how to transform all of life’s difficulties into truly liberating experiences.
Geshe Kelsang shows how all our problems originate from a deeply ingrained tendency to cherish oneself more than others. He explains simple methods to eradicate this stultifying perspective and replace it with a genuine wish to cherish others – the source of all goodness and happiness in this world.