Overcoming Stress and Anxiety
Buddha Land Kadampa Buddhist Centre, Keighley
Saturday 18 Aug , 10am – 1pm
In this workshop we will look at how meditation can beat stress and anxiety and help us to be more relaxed, peaceful and positive in daily life. We will receive teachings and guided meditations which will give us more helpful and constructive ways of dealing with our stressful situations.
Stress and anxiety are endemic in our busy, fast paced life. We tend to think that situations or people in our life are the causes of our stress or unhappiness, so we then spend a lot of time mentally trying to figure out how to fix those situations or people. This often just makes our mind feel overwhelmed and more worried.
Buddha taught that all our unhappiness, stress and anxiety comes from our mind. More specifically it comes from our unrealistic expectations and our exaggerated views of ourself, people around us and the world in general.
Today we will learn simple meditation techniques that enable us to develop a peaceful mind and eliminate feelings of anxiety and stress. By practising meditation we shall experience a calm, spacious feeling in our mind, and many of our usual problems will fall away. Difficult situations will become easier to deal with, we shall naturally feel warm and well disposed towards other people, and our relationships with others will gradually improve.
This meditation event is open to all. It is suitable for complete beginners and those with some experience.
The cost of the workshop is £12 (GP Centre Card £5).
Refreshments are available in our World Peace Cafe during the workshop. Why not also stay for lunch afterwards?
Buddha Land Buddhist Centre, 1 Lawkholme Cres, Keighley, BD21 3NR, West Yorkshire, UK
Buddha Land Kadampa Buddhist Centre has a raised ground floor cafe/shop and a first floor meditation room. Entrance to the ground floor is via 6 steps.
The centre is open Tuesday to Saturday 10am til 4pm (9.30am on Saturdays).
The Centre is situated on Keighley War Memorial Square between Abbey National and Speaks Work Wear. It is opposite Keighley Bus Station and the Airedale Centre.
It is 5min walk from Keighley Train Station.
Parking is readily available during the day either in the town centre car parks or in unrestricted street parking which starts about 5min walk away from the building. After 6pm and on Sundays town centre car parking is free. There are disabled parking bays oposite the building and alongside Abbey National.