Letting Go of Worry, Stress & Anxiety
Otley Court House, Otley
Saturday 23 March , 10am – 1pm
Worry, anxiety and stress are seemingly a part of our modern, busy, fast paced lives. By learning to identify the actual causes of stressed and anxious thoughts, we can begin to understand how to become free from them. On this course we will explore special ways of thinking and meditations that heal the mind of the source of these problems.
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, which often just makes our mind busier. 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 our self, people around us and the world in general.
Anyone can attend this meditation event; it is suitable for complete beginners and those with some experience. Everyone is welcome.
The cost of the workshop is £15 (GP Centre Card £5).
This course will be taught by Kelsang Dra-ma, a student of the Teacher Training Programme at Buddha Land Buddhist Centre, Keighley.
9.30am – 10am – Arrival and reception
10am – 11.15am – Session 1
11.15am – 11.45am – Refreshment break
11.45am – 1pm – Session 2
Otley Courthouse, Courthouse Street, Otley LS21 3AN, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Otley Courthouse is a community arts and resource centre in the centre of Otley. The former 19th century magistrates court is wheelchair accessible with a lift to the first floor. There is disabled parking directly outside the building. There is a ground floor cafe which serves hot and cold drinks and light meals from 10am til 3pm Mondays to Saturdays.
Otley Courthouse is right next to the Licks Car Park on Courthouse Street / NorthParade. Free after 6pm.
1 Hour £0.40
2 Hours £0.80
3 Hours £1.20
4 Hours £1.60
Bike racks are available directly outside the Courthouse
By Public Transport
Catch the X84 BusOr take the train to Menston, and then connect with the 967 at the station, or 33A on Cleasby Road
From BradfordTake the train to Menston, and then connect with the 967 at the station, or 33A on Cleasby Road (check the connections)