In Penrith, Whitehaven and Kirkgate
To gain knowledge and skills on Meditation.
Suitable for: Everyone is Welcome.
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Teachers and trainers (3)
Jenny Craig is the teacher in Cockermouth. She has been studying and practising Buddhism for many years. Her experience of putting the teachings into practise in her daily life make Jenny a great teacher.
Kelsang Lhachog is the Resident Teacher at Uma Centre and Geshe-la's representative in Carlisle. Lhachog has been studying and practising Buddhism for many years as a student of Geshe-la's. She was born and grew up in West Cumbria and first met Geshe-la's teachings in Carlisle in 1995 when it was a branch from Manjushri Centre. Lhachog lived and studied at Manjushri Centre for over 7 years.
Kelsang Yankyi is the teacher in Whitehaven. She has been studying and practising Buddhism for many years. Her light and humorous manner makes her teachings a delight to listen to. She makes Buddha's teachings accessible to everyone and relevant to every situation we encounter.
What is Meditation?
Meditation is a mind that focusses on a virtuous, positive object and is the main cause to experience mental peace. Through meditation we can learn to identify the suffering and difficulties with our own mind and remove them by changing our inner experience and understanding.
We all experience problems and difficulties every day and identify a person on situation as the cause of our suffering. Buddha teaches that our problems and suffering actually arise from within our own mind cause by delusions, negative states of mind such as anger, attachment, jealousy etc. If we can identify and remove these negative states of mind by replacing them with positive states our problems will naturally cease. Meditation is the method to do this.
Wednesday's 7.30 - 9pm
"When things go wrong in our life and we encounter difficult situations we tend to regard the situation itself as the problem but in reality whatever problems we expereience come from the mind. If we were to respond to difficulties with a positive or peaceful mind they would not be problems for us. Therefore, if we want to transform our life and be free from problems we must learn to tansform our mind." from Transform Your Life
These classes will follow the meditations practises presented on the Living Meditation CD Series by Tharpa Publications.
Each class is self-contained, there is no need to book, simply turn up.