Practising contentment (online)
Mondays: Apr 12,19,26 – 18.30 to 20.00
with Kadam Tim
For the past year or so, we’ve all encountered situations that we don’t like – perhaps many of them. Right now, we can’t do the things that we normally would like to do – like go on holiday, meet friends and family, hug one another, go to school or hang out in a café.
Yet at the same time as all the restrictions, many people have experienced an inner contentment, an acceptance, almost a relief from what we considered to be normal life. What’s going on? We can’t do what we normally do, and yet somehow, for some people this is OK.
It’s almost as if, by accident, we have discovered the power of contentment. As Geshe Kelsang Gyatso writes
“Of all forms of wealth, that of contentment is found to be supreme”.
In this month’s Monday classes we will train in meditation and explore how to practise contentment – the skill of keeping a balanced and calm whatever our internal or external conditions may be.
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 20 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.