Get to know your own mind
A calm space
Our Centre is a calm space in the city where you can develop a calm mind. Everyone is welcome here, no matter what your background or beliefs. From the basis of a calm mind, you can learn to understand your own mind, and understand what states of mind lead to happiness, and what states of mind lead to suffering. By strenghtening positive states of mind and weakening negative states of mind, you will discover how to control your mind in response to life’s events and to develop your potential to find lasting peace and happiness from within.
Finding peace and happiness from within
Yes, you can meditate!
Meditation has been practised for thousands of years, but is relatively new in the West. There are many benefits to meditation, but most of us haven’t yet built up a daily practice of meditation. Our Monday classes and weekend workshops provide an opportunity to learn about meditation and be introduced to teachings from Buddha that explain how to think in different ways to maintain a peaceful, happy mind. For Monday classes and weekend workshops, no previous experience is necessary and everyone is welcome to join.
Buddha's teachings applied in everyday life
Buddha’s teachings are called Dharma, and their purpose is to enable up to become wiser and more compassionate people. We offer teachings and Buddhist practices.at different levels., We emphasise the practice of these methods in busy modern life, as a way to solve daily problems. For those that wish to study Buddhism formally, we offer a study group on Wednesdays. For those who have some faith in the existence of enlightened beings (Buddhas) we offer regular chanted meditation prayers that help to open the heart.
Buddhism is about the mind
Discover your unlimited potential
Buddhist meditation is much more than learning to relax and let go of stress. It is actually a method for self-development and a way to understand our own mind. Buddha Shakyamuni was a “mind-scientist” who provided us with a perfect description of the mind and how it functions. We learn how to improve our mind and thus transform ourselves into the person we would like to be.
Everyone is welcome
Finding your way
Our Centre is a public place where we welcome everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or background. We are a diverse community of people who are simply working to improve their minds through Buddhist meditation. Here you can meet like-minded people who are interested in solving their problems and finding happiness from a different source, where we discuss and learn from each other. Our Centre is a public service to everyone.
A variety of events
7 ways to use the Centre
You can engage with our Centre in a number of different ways. Choose a way of using the Centre that matches your interests and needs at any point in time.
For most people, the Monday meditation classes are the starting point. Generally a different topic or theme is presented each month, and you can either follow the entire series or “drop-in” to an individual class, as each class is self-contained.
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Considering to visit? What you can expect
We do understand that coming to the Centre for the first time may feel intimidating. We will do our best to make you feel welcome and explain what we offer. Truly, everyone is welcome.