Heading for Higher Ground
Meditation Day Course
How to free ourselves from the quicksand of confusion and negativity by training in meditation and wisdom, grounded in an ethical way of life.
The source of all our negativity and suffering is our ego-grasping. The way to free ourselves from all this pain is to see clearly that the false self or ego we are grasping at does not in fact exist – it is simply a projection of our confusion. But to see through the illusion of ego requires deep and stable concentration, which in turn depends on the emotional balance that grows from a pure and compassionate way of life.
This day course is suitable for both beginners and experienced meditators. There will be two sessions in the morning with a tea break in the middle, and a similar two in the afternoon. A vegetarian lunch will be provided and is included in the price. Each session will consist of guided meditations and a talk, and there will be time for discussion and questions and answers. No special clothing is needed and there are both chairs and meditation cushions to sit on.
About the teacher
Kadam Mike Garside
The Resident Teacher at KMC Wales is Kadam Mike Garside – a dedicated disciple of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, who has been practising and teaching Kadampa Buddhism in the UK and Spain for over 30 years, living in many New Kadampa Tradition Centres during that time. Mike engaged in long retreat with Venerable Geshe-la at Tharpaland International Retreat Centre from 1986 to 1989 and contributed to the editing of many of his books. Mike is known amongst his students for his approachability, deeply insightful and inspiring teachings, and his love for meditation and exploring the meaning of the teachings through discussion. The Centre is extremely fortunate to be able to benefit from Mike’s wealth of practical meditative experience.