Saturday Meditation Courses

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Saturday 19 June, 2-3.30pm

How to let go of the past

with Gen-la Kelsang Kunsang

IN-PERSON & LIVE-STREAMED (available to watch the replay up to 72 hours after the live class)

Sometimes a good friend might tell us it’s time to move on in life. We know it – but we can’t. We feel stuck. Something is holding us back. It can even feel wrong to move on: from a loss, from a past relationship, from being hurt or damaged, from something we did wrong, from painful memories or guilt. It feels we are chained to the past rather than looking forward to our future. At other times it is us giving the advice but it falls on deaf ears because we don’t know how to do it ourselves.

Gen-la Kunsang will encourage us to break the chains of guilt, resentment and disappointment: what we did to others, what others did to us and the feeling that life should always have been better. This is a workshop on how to free ourselves from incorrect and undeserving ways of looking at our own past. It will show us how to move forward in a way which is realistic and more forgiving of ourselves and others.

Join us on in-person at Kadampa Meditation Centre Edinburgh or online. Everybody welcome to this meditation workshop. 

how to let go of the past

Meditation course

Gen-la Kunsang will encourage us to break the chains of guilt, resentment and disappointment: what we did to others, what others did to us and the feeling that life should always have been better

Saturday 3 July, 2-3.30pm

Self-confidence

with guest teacher

IN-PERSON & LIVE-STREAMED (available to watch the replay up to 72 hours after the live class)

We think we are experts on ourselves. Nobody could possibly know more about ourselves than we do. But please do not go on Mastermind and choose yourself as your specialist subject!

Our problem is that we get a lot wrong about our self. We identify ourselves incorrectly. Buddha says we are what we identify with. It’s as simple as that. There is a choice. This means we need to stop identifying with the aspects of ourselves which actually undermine our confidence and wellbeing and instead start to identify with our positive qualities and potential. Everyone can do this – but it is not that obvious or we would have already done it ourselves! We need to be more flexible about our positive self and less rigid about the negative one.

The teacher will share Buddha’s special methods to stop focusing on our delusions and putting ourselves down. We can learn how to identify with our own potential, recognise our good qualities and become more confident in ourselves.

The quick way to boost self-confidence

Meditation course

We can learn how to identify with our own potential, recognise our good qualities and become more confident in ourselves.

Saturday 10 July, 2-3.30pm

Daily ideas to not just cope but thrive

with guest teacher

IN-PERSON & LIVE-STREAMED (available to watch the replay up to 72 hours after the live class)

Is your life like this? We put up with the boring, frustrating, depressing parts because we know there might be some good times too. That was one of the problems of the lockdown, there were not many good times. No holidays, get-togethers, nights out or days away. We cope though. We keep going until one day the good times are no more. We are left to brood over our regrets and disappointments, console ourselves with a few happy memories. Then we say, well that’s life.

But Buddha says stop selling yourself short. Don’t just cope, thrive!

By making a few simple changes in our views and attitudes we can make every day a meaningful day. Then we have no disappointment or regrets. We are moving forward, improving our human nature, our confidence and our happiness. The teacher will explain some essential insights and meditations which, if we take them to heart, will definitely put our life on an upward trend.

Daily ideas to not just cope but thrive

Meditation course

By making a few simple changes in our views and attitudes we can make every day a meaningful day. Then we have no disappointment or regrets. We are moving forward, improving our human nature, our confidence and our happiness.

Saturday 24 July

Day Retreat on love

with guest teacher

IN-PERSON & LIVE-STREAMED (available to watch the replay up to 72 hours after the live class)

Ask yourself what is love. Ask anybody. What you will get is a jumble of vague and confused answers. We all think we know what love is – until we actually stop and check. We love everything from our own mother to our favourite pizza, from someone we fancy to our favourite pair of shoes. Stop right there!

Only Buddha tells us the real meaning of love. So precise, so clear and so helpful. Love brings only happiness to ourselves or other people. If it brings unhappiness, it cannot be love. It is attachment – to people or things. If we really want to be happy we have to know this difference and how to identify and develop love within our own minds. We can learn love and we can grow it. This is what we will do on this day of meditation. It is one of the most important lessons we can learn in our entire life.

SCHEDULE

10-11.30pm introduction

12-1pm Session 1

2-3pm Session 2

3.30-4.30pm Session 3

day retreat on love

Meditation course

If it brings unhappiness, it cannot be love. It is attachment – to people or things. If we really want to be happy we have to know this difference and how to identify and develop love within our own minds. We can learn love and we can grow it.