Class Details

Sunday Mornings  10.30pm – 11.45pm
Future Dates:  May 21st | June 21st | July 16th | August 27th | September 24th | October 15th | November 26th | December 3rd

 

Location

Nagarjuna Kadampa Meditation Centre
17 Guildhall Lane, Leicester LE1 5FQ
directly behind Leicester Cathedra

 

This free public class held in our world peace temple and is open to everyone and provides an opportunity to experience the peace of meditation and learn practical tools to solve our daily problems through application of Buddha’s timeless advice. The teachings will be based on the inspiring book “Transform Your Life” written by the contemporary meditation master and founder of Leicester KMC, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.  The class will take place in conjunction with Prayers for World Peace – a short, simple and beautiful chanted practice that reminds us how to create the causes for peace for our self and others through recitation of verses taken from ancient Buddhist poetry.

Frequently asked questions:

What does the class entail?  Each class consists of a breathing meditation to settle the mind. Then there is a teaching based on a topic from Transform Your Life. Then we collectively recite the verses from Prayers for World Peace which include a silent period for further meditation. People are welcome to stay after the class for refreshments and to discuss the ideas raised or ask questions to our friendly Buddhist community.

Is it religious? The classes are based on Buddha’s teachings which principally reveal how to maintain a happy and peaceful mind all the time and then to share this experience with others. Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso says “Everybody religious or non-religious is looking for happiness all the time. They can fulfil their aim through practising these instructions.” The temple draws people from all walks of life from experienced Buddhist practitioners to those just wishing to learn more about meditation. Everybody is welcome regardless of background or beliefs.

Do I have to join in the prayers? No. The main part of the class will be the teaching and guided meditation. The prayers help prepare the best conditions in our mind for these and last around 10-15 minutes. There is no requirement to participate, you can simply listen and soak up the peaceful energy of the temple.

Course fees and booking

This class is free no need to pre-book just turn up on the day, doors will open for 10am.

 

About Kadampa Meditation Centre Leicester

Nagarjuna Kadampa Meditation Centre (KMC) is a modern non-traditional Buddhist Temple in the heart of Leicester. The centre offers a special place of tranquillity, relaxation, reflection and friendship and is a doorway to inner peace. It offers a year-round programme of courses and classes for all levels, from basic meditation courses to special meditation study groups and retreats. You do not have to be a Buddhist to attend or to benefit from any of these.

Our Classes and Events

We have daily Lunchtime classes from Mondays to Fridays 12.30pm – 1.00pm

We offer evening drop-in classes on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Sundays, which are suitable for all. We also have a free class once a month on a Sunday morning.

On Wednesday evenings we have our Foundation Programme, which is a special meditation and study group for those wishing to deepen their understanding of Buddha’s teachings.

Once a month we have half-day and full-day-courses.

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You can contact us during working hours 11.00am – 4.00pm 0n 0116 262 0317, if we are not available you can leave a voice message or you can email us at info@meditateinleicester.org