Healthier, Happier You
Drop-in Meditation Classes
Livestreamed Online & In-Person
Day & Evening Classes Mondays to Sundays
Though we wish to be happy and free from suffering, we encounter many problems and difficulties and so any experience of happiness that we have is short lived. Buddha taught that permanent health & happiness is possible only by developing internal good qualities.
With our own wisdom we can see that arising from our reliance on external things such as our jobs, our relationships, our possessions , our health, beauty & vitality etc , any experience of health and happiness we have is temporary. And though we may wish for happiness and freedom from suffering for those close to us, they too experience the same problems and difficulties in finding anything more than short lived peace and contentment.
To help us, Buddha taught six practices which we can practise both in and out of meditation motivated by a wish to benefit others as well as ourselves. These are the six perfections of giving, moral discipline, patience, effort, concentration and wisdom.
Each week, we will learn more about these six perfections, what they are, how we can put them into practice and what the beneficial results will be for ourselves and those with whom we share our lives.
This course will be taught by Gen Kelsang Päljin the Resident Teacher of Burnley Kadampa Buddhist Centre and of Buddha Land Buddhist Centre, Keighley. He is a Buddhist monk with over 20 years’ experience of practising and teaching Kadampa Buddhism.
Healthier, Happier You
week beginning 22 June – Giving and Accepting
week beginning 29 June – Moving on & Letting Go
week beginning 6 July – Learning to Accept Others
week beginning 13 July – Wake Up Smiling
week beginning 20 July – Breaking Barriers to Change
This course will be streamed online.
In-person classes are resuming from Tuesday 7 July, suitable procedures are in place to keep attendees and teachers safe.
On-line classes will continue to run in tandem for the foreseeable future.
The course Healthier, Happier You will run in-person at the following times and locations. (Links will take you to the respective class website)
Tuesdays 11am – 12noon, Buddha Land Kadampa Buddhist Centre, Keighley
Wednesdays 11am – 12noon Burnley Kadampa Buddhist Centre, Burnley
Wednesdays 6pm – 7pm Burnley Kadampa Buddhist Centre, Burnley
Thursdays 11am – 12noon, Buddha Land Kadampa Buddhist Centre, Keighley
Fridays 1pm – 1.40pm, Buddha Land Kadampa Buddhist Centre, Keighley
Fridays 6pm – 7pm, Buddha Land Kadampa Buddhist Centre, Keighley
In-person classes will need to be booked in advance rather than our usual drop-in basis.