Understand Your Mind (starting April 26)
Drop-in Meditation Classes
In Person & Livestreamed Online
Day & Evening Classes Sundays to Fridays
“Happiness and suffering are feelings – parts of our mind – and so their main causes are not to be found outside the mind. If we really want to be truly happy and free from suffering, we must improve our understanding of the mind.”
Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche
We often speak about our mind, saying ‘I’m in two minds’, ‘ I’ve changed my mind’, ‘I’ve got a lot on my mind’, but do we actually know what our mind is and the part it plays in our everyday experience of happiness and suffering.
This series of classes will lead us to a greater understanding of our own mind using the insights Buddha gained though many years of meditation. Through this we will realise that the answer to our suffering and unhappiness lies not in our external conditions but in improving our inner experience of positive and peaceful states of mind.
The essential point of understanding the mind is that liberation from suffering cannot be found outside the mind. Permanent liberation can be found only by purifying the mind. Therefore, if we want to become free from problems and attain lasting peace and happiness, we need to increase our knowledge and understanding of the mind.
The majority of these classes are taught by Gen Kelsang Päljin, the Resident Teacher of Buddha Land Buddhist Centre, Keighley, and of Burnley Kadampa Buddhist Centre. He is a Buddhist monk with over 22 years’ experience of practising and teaching Kadampa Buddhism.
The 11am class on Thursday morning is taught by Kelsang Dra-ma, a student of the Teacher Training Programme at Buddha Land Buddhist Centre, Keighley.
Understand Your Mind
week beginning 3 May – Understand Your Mind
week beginning 10 May – Challenging Assumptions
week beginning 17 May – Standing up to Negativity
week beginning 24 May – Choose Happiness
week beginning 31 May – Stages of Effective Meditation
week beginning 7 Jun – Take Time to Focus
week beginning 14 Jun – Living Wisely
Please see the online classes booking page for the full schedule of classes and to book.
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 10am – 11am Burnley Kadampa Buddhist Centre, Burnley
Fridays 6pm – 7pm, Buddha Land Kadampa Buddhist Centre, Keighley
We are limiting numbers attending our classes in person, so, as long as lockdown is in place, you need to book in advance.