Dates for 2019:
January 13th & 27th
February 3rd & 17th
March 3rd & 17th
May 5th & 12th
June 2nd & 23rd
July 7th & 21st
“Without inner peace, outer peace is impossible. We all wish for world peace, but world peace will never be acheived unless we first establish peace within our own minds. Only by creating peace within our own mind and helping others to do the same can we hope to achieve peace in this world.”
-Geshe Kelsang Gyatso,
Transform Your Life: A Blissful Journey
10:30 – 11:30am : Teachings and Meditations
These free meditation classes held in our Kadampa Meditation Centre are open to everyone. Experience the peace of meditation and discover practical tools to solve our daily problems, based on the book “Transform Your Life” by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.
11:30 – 11:45 am: Prayers for World Peace
We conclude the class with a short and beautiful chanted practice of Prayers for World Peace.
Nagarjuna Kadampa Meditation Centre
17 Guildhall Lane, LE1 5FQ • Leicester
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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.
Is it religious? The classes are based on practical 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.” Our Centre 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 listen and soak up the peaceful energy of the meditation room.