Events

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Weekend Events

Information on the types of weekend events meals included and suggested contributions can be found at the bottom of the page or through the link here.

Saturday Morning, March 7, 10.30am to 1.30pm

Living in a Material World – Milarepa’s Cave

We normally look for happiness outside our mind but this relentless pursuit of external stimuli is exhausting and dissatisfying and inevitably leads to disappointment. In this course, we will learn that we already have a source of true peace and contentment within, which we can discover and develop through meditation.  In this way we develop our own happiness finding that our daily life, becomes more peaceful.

Book Now: Full Price £15

Book Now Concession Price £10

Saturday Evening, March 21, 7pm

Spring Fundraiser for Akanistha Peace Garden 2020

Curry and General Knowledge Quiz

Come and join us for delicious curry and a fun, brain-teasing quiz! Everyone welcome

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Saturday Afternoon, March 28, 2pm to 5pm

The Story of my life – The Story of my mind – the role of karma

Gaining some conviction that what we do and think matters understands the law of karma.

Buddha explained why what appears in our life appears and how if we want to have a different life, we simply need to change our intentions and our actions from negative to positive.

Understanding Karma gives us mental freedom and a real ability to accept and move on from our own problems and create future possibilities. Come along and find out more about this most significant topic.

Book Now: Full Price £15

Book Now: Concession Price £10

Saturday Morning, April 4, 10.30am to 1.30pm

Who am I supposed to be? – the power of self-acceptance

Authentic and stable self-esteem requires us to be able to distinguish between our good qualities and our faults. For example, the difference between self-confidence and self-importance, is a major obstacle to our happiness and peace of mind.

On this morning course for everyone, we will delve into the treasure chest of Buddha’s teachings to learn how to feel good about ourselves with, confidence, joy and humility.

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Saturday Morning, April 25, 10.30am to 1.30pm

Becoming Free from Anxiety –  Fear Less

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Saturday Afternoon, May 9, 2pm to 5pm

Chasing Health and Ignoring Death – the way of the modern world

Take some time out to examine the reality of our impermanence in this world and how thinking about our death is not morbid and does not rob us of our peace of mind and happiness; but actually helps us live a peaceful, happy and meaningful life.

Book Now: Full Price £15

Book Now Concession Price £10

Saturday Morning, May 16, 10.30am to 1.30pm

Constant Tension in a Polarized World – exchanging self with others

Our world seems a complicated place to live in, filled with anger, confusion and fear, with no real solutions or abilty to change. Because of this we carry a lot of worry and anger about the state of the world and become polarized ourselves and swept along in the confusion.

We cannot change the world, but we can change our mind. Rather than putting everyone in a box and building walls between us, we can simply see the truth, that just as I wish to be happy and free from suffering, so does this person, in this respect we are no different.

With this understanding we can relax, develop our wisdom and compassion, becoming part of the solution to creating the world we all wish to live in. Buddha said if we change our mind, we change our world.

Book Now: Full Price £15

Book Now: Concession Price £10

Saturday Afternoon, June 6, 2pm to 5pm

Learn to meditate 2020

Buddha taught that peace and quiet come from inside, from a peaceful mind. But when we look at our mind it seems busier and less peaceful than the outside world! Through training in meditation, however, we can gradually quieten our mind and experience an inner peace that stays with us all the time, regardless of what is happening around us. No previous experience necessary, make 2020 the year you discover meditation.

Book Now: Full Price £15

Book Now: Concession Price £10

Saturday Morning, June 20, 10.30am to 1.30pm

The Joy of Failure – lessons in life

We all have our plans and wishes about how our life should be. We experience very quickly that our plans often do not come together and our wishes are not fulfilled, or if they are never quiet how we wanted. Our happiness is hard to find, and our suffering just appears unasked for and unannounced.

Buddhist meditation and understanding helps us take lessons from our life that lead to inner peace and freedom. In these modern times it is essential to respond to our failures and sufferings with compassion and wisdom and not to be overwhelmed by unhappiness.

Spend a worthwhile morning developing some inner protection for when things go wrong and we need to see the positive from what seems negative.

Book Now: Full Price £15

Book Now: Concession Price £10

Weekend Events Information

Day Events

Day Events are suitable for everyone. It is not necessary to have previous experience to attend. Please feel free to arrive from 10am to enjoy refreshments. There is free parking available at the back of the centre. The suggested contribution for day events are £25 or £20 concessions. No one is turned away for lack of funds. Refreshments and a delicious vegetarian lunch is provided. If possible please book in advance to help planning of meal or email; To make payment online please pick from the drop-down box below the course or email info@meditationincheltenham.org.uk Payment can also be made on the day.

Workshops

Workshops are suitable for everyone, they consists of guided meditations and short talks. It is not necessary to have previous experience to attend. Please feel free to arrive from befiore the starting time to enjoy refreshments.   There is free parking available at the back of the centre.

The suggested contribution for workshops is £15 or £10 concessions. No one is turned away for lack of funds. Refreshments are provided for the morning or afternoon. Make payment online  or email info@meditationincheltenham.org.uk. Payment can also be made on the day.

Guided Retreats

Guided retreats consist of explanation and joining in the chanted meditations of different Buddhas.  It is not necessary to have previous experience, however some familiarity with the teachings and meditations can be helpful. Everyone is welcome to try out these day retreats.  There is free parking available at the back of the centre.

The suggested contribution for morning courses is £15 or £10 concessions. No one is turned away for lack of funds. Brunch is provided during the morning.  To make payment online pick from the drop-down box or email info@meditationincheltenham.org.uk. Payment can also be made on the day.

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