Explore our weekend courses, workshops and events where we focus on different topics of meditation and Modern Buddhism. These weekend events allow us the chance to explore the teachings in more depth than is possible at our drop-in meditation classes. Learn how to use Buddhist wisdom and meditation techniques to solve daily problems, improve relationships and find authentic happiness.
Morning and Day Courses
Suitable for everyone, our morning and day courses in Cheltenham are an ideal way to experience the benefits of Buddhist meditation and training the mind. Events include talks, guided meditations and Q&A.
Enjoy the peace and inner spaciousness of a day retreat away from the business of daily life. Spend time all concentrating on and contemplating virtuous states of mind that induce deep feelings of peace and joy.
Everyone is welcome to attend these retreats, but they are particularly aimed at people who have some experience of meditation or who are studying on our study programmes. If you’re interested in attending and would like more information to see if it suitable for you. Please contact us, email@example.com for more information before you book.
Enjoy our meeting our wider community when we all come together for a fundraising event, an event with a guest teacher or a festival. Add depth to your meditation practice by receiving teachings from internationally renowned meditation teachers and getting to know like-minded people.
“My children say I am a much calmer person now. So if your children give you that accolade, meditation must have had some effect.”
“Learning to meditate has increased my patience, especially when I encounter problems. It has helped me to see things from a different perspective. Things that previously might have been an issue are now just seen as simple speed bumps and not something that knocks me off track. ”
“Meditation calms me down and gives me a different perspective that perhaps I didn’t have before. I have a much deeper understanding of situations and I can really stop and think before acting when I’ve got a problem. Instead of throwing my hands up in the air when I have a problem, I can now sit down and work through things calmly, which I think is very helpful.”
“I see things more clearly now. I can take a step back and think about things in a much calmer way after attending the meditation classes. The teachings on training the mind help me to see life differently. Meditation also helps me to battle my demons!”
“Before coming here I didn’t have a very good routine but the act of just coming to meditation class every Monday calms my mind and it sets me up for the week. I have noticed that now I choose to relax in the evening and I have become more mindful of how I do things.”
“Since learning to meditate, I am more disciplined, I get more done, I am more grateful for what I have and I’m just generally happier. This of course improves all aspects of my life, including being at peace with myself. Sometimes, we have judgemental thoughts towards others, but now I try to be more understanding and not judge.”
Frequently Asked Questions
What Shall I wear for the class?
Wear Normal clothes, seating on chairs or cushions is provided. We ask you to remove your shoes before going into the meditation room.
Do I need to bring anything?
Everything is provided that you will need, including refreshments,. Some people like to write notes.
Does it matter if I have never meditated before?
Every level from complete beginners are welcome. The teacher will explain everything and guide you through the meditation step by step.
Do I need to book in advance?
We recommend booking, but you’re welcome to just turn up and pay on the day. We can take card payments at the centre in Cheltenham - but cash only as the branch venues.
Is there parking at the centre?
We have a car park to the rear of the building - please take care as you enter as the gateway is quite narrow