Be happy,anyway (online)

Mondays: Jan 4,11,18,25 – 18.30 to 20.15
with Kadam Tim

Despite all the challenges of 2020, there are still very good reasons to be optimistic about the future. Why? Because through training minds in meditation, and through developing our wisdom and compassion we can discover three important things about ourself. 1) We have a true source of happiness within our own mind. 2) We have unlimited potential to develop our mind to its fullest extent. 3) We are in no way as stuck or fixed as we may think we are.

Through meditation training in these classes, solid reasoning from Buddha and our own direct experience, we will come to know that we are not actually victims of external circumstances and that whatever is happing in our world, we can learn to be happy anyway.

About these online classes

Due to the ongoing health risk situation, there are no in-person classes at the moment. Instead, we will live-stream the classes from the Centre.

To attend a class, please book a ticket below before 18.00 on the day of the class. We will send you a link to the class at the latest 30 minutes before the class starts. We use the Zoom service for our classes.

The classes include teachings, discussion and guided meditations. No previous experience of meditation is needed. Everyone is welcome, buddhist and non-buddhist alike and anyone can benefit from these teachings regardless of nationality, culture, background, gender or age.

Lineage of these instructions

The meditation practices we teach come from an unbroken lineage of instructions that go back to the teachings of Buddha, over 2500 years ago. They are timeless instructions that are very relevant for developing and maintaining a peaceful mind in today’s world.

Teachings for these classes will be drawn from Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche’s books “How to Transform Your Life” and “How to Solve our Human Problems”. Hard copies of both books can be purchased at the Centre. A digital version of the latter is available here available here, and a digital version the former can be download for free here.

An introduction to Buddhism

Wednesdays: Jan 6,13,20,27 – 18.30 to 20.30
with Kadam Tim

To have a meaningful life, it’s important to dare to ask the big life questions and find answers that we are satisfied with. Questions such as “What happens when I die?”, “How can I become happy all the time?” and “Who am I really?” may be questions we asked in the past, but have forgotten about in the busyness of daily life. Although originating in the East, many westerners are discovering that Buddhism has good answers to these questions, including solutions to daily problems that cannot be found elsewhere.

Buddhism is mainly about learning to understand your mind. It still exists in this world because it works as a framework for a meaningful and happy life. In these classes, you will be introduced to the essential principles of the Buddhist perspective (e.g. What is the mind, past & future lives, karma) and learn how meditation is a tool for developing qualities such inner peace, love and patience. Together they can help us improve our experience of life, and find meaning and purpose in our existence.

About these online classes

Due to the ongoing health risk situation, there are no in-person classes at the moment. Instead, we will live-stream the classes from the Centre.

To attend a class, please book a ticket below before 18.00 on the day of the class. We will send you a link to the class at the latest 30 minutes before the class starts. (We use the Zoom service for our classes.)

The classes include teachings, discussion and guided meditations. No previous experience of meditation is needed. Everyone is welcome, buddhist and non-buddhist alike and anyone can benefit from these teachings regardless of nationality, culture, background, gender or age.

About Introduction to Buddhism classes

Within Buddhism, there are tried and tested methods that we can learn, based on logical reasoning, that both make us happier now and create the causes for future happiness. In our “Introduction to Buddhism” classes on Wednesdays, you will be introduced to and learn how to practice these wisdom views in modern daily life.

The basis for the teachings come from Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche’s book “Introduction to Buddhism”. A hard copy of this book can be purchased at the Centre, or you can buy and download a digital version here..