Tuesday Meditation Courses

Venue

172 Leith Walk, EH6 5EA

Cost: £10/ class. Included in the membership

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November THEME

7-8.30pm

Happiness is an inside job!

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

Happiness is a feeling. A feeling we all want and a feeling we want to keep. But in reality it seems difficult to find happiness and when we do its is hard to hang on to. It is so fickle and unpredictable. Laughter turns to tears, excitement to boredom, relaxation to restlessness, friendship to irritation and so on. But we keep trying. We can’t stop wanting. Nor should we. We just need to look in the right place. And that is very close – just an attitude away!

Our common sense tells us happiness is something that comes to us from the outside. From other people, possessions, holidays, clothes, entertainment. Yet what we experience is only temporary happiness, just short term relief from being unhappy. Of course, we can enjoy these things. But in themselves they will eventually disappoint us, bring new problems or we have to leave them behind. Our common sense is actually non-sense. Happiness is a feeling. Feelings only happen in the mind. The causes of real happiness lie in the mind.

If we learn to identify, increase and stabilise the inner causes of happiness we can be happy with everything we have – or without it. We gain everything and lose nothing but our confusion and frustration.

In this course Genla Kunsang will explain the inner causes of happiness, how to nurture them in meditation and apply them in our daily life.

*space for in-person is limited to 12 people attending the course in-person

* We encourage you to follow government guidelines and wear a face mask inside the centre

3 Nov. Inner peace, the foundation of happiness

10 Nov. Knowing the causes of happiness – and its opposite

17 Nov. Meditations to grow the seeds of happiness

24 Nov. Putting daily life on an upward trend

Tuesday meditation classes

Happiness is an inside job!

In this course Genla Kunsang will explain the inner causes of happiness, how to nurture them in meditation and apply them in our daily life.

December THEME

7-8.30pm

Better for Having Met You

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

Imagine we met someone. Imagine we discovered the first thing in their mind was our happiness. Imagine we went away feeling better for having met them. We would think they were rather special. We would notice their calmness, composure and a sense of inner strength and joy. We would naturally aspire to become that kind of person. We can become that person. Better for ourselves, better for others and better for all our relationships. Everything begins in our imagination. Meditation turns imagination into reality.

We can improve our human nature. Our personalities are not set in stone. We can learn to become a friend to the world. We just have to remove the habitual negative thinking about ourselves and others and cultivate positive and rewarding mental habits – to the point where it feels as natural to have a loving, uplifting attitude as it once did to feel rather more negative about ourselves and others. And as we carry our new outlook everywhere, we enrich all our relationships, new and old.

Meditation is the method to bring about such a change, easily, smoothly, naturally. In this course Genla Kunsang will teach three special meditations to help us develop “a good heart”.

*space for in-person is limited to 12 people attending the course in-person

* We encourage you to follow government guidelines and wear a face mask inside the centre

1 Dec: A good heart – the best way to bring happiness to ourselves and others  

8 Dec: Seeing others with fresh eyes

15 Dec: Finding kindness everywhere

Tuesday evening meditation classes in December

Better for having met you

Meditation is the method to bring about such a change, easily, smoothly, naturally. In this course Genla Kunsang will teach three special meditations to help us develop “a good heart”.