September 6th – October 25th
November 8th – December 13th
In these practical meditation classes we will learn to use the basic tools of meditation and mindfulness to find peace in the midst of a busy world, insight into the workings of our own mind, and a more open-hearted and compassionate approach to life. In Course One – Learning to Meditate, we will learn how to establish a daily meditation practice, bring the resulting peace and clarity into our everyday lives and solve common problems of stress, anger and dependency. In Course Two – Opening, we will learn to open our heart to others and to our own vast potential. In Course Three – Going Deeper, we will explore how to go beyond our painful and limited ego identity into the boundless and blissful space of our true nature. While each class is self-contained, for maximum benefit it is advisable to attend the whole course.
How to Transform your Life
Course one – Learning to Meditate
6th Sep Why meditate?
13th Sep Reducing stress
20th Sep Dealing with anger
27th Sep Letting go
Course two – Opening
4th Oct Our infinite potential
11th Oct Other people matter
18th Oct The web of kindness
25th Oct Going beyond ego
Course three – Going deeper
8th Nov Living in the moment
15th Nov Deep acceptance
22nd Nov The inner space of awareness
29th Nov The world is a mirror of your mind
6th Dec Who am I?
13th Dec Compassion without boundaries
About the Teacher
Kadam Mike Garside
Mike is the main teacher at Dharmavajra Buddhist Centre in Swansea. He has been practising and teaching Kadampa Buddhism in the UK and Spain for over 30 years under the direct guidance of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Mike is known amongst his students for his approachability, deeply insightful and inspiring teachings, and his love of meditation and exploring the teachings through discussion.
Pricing and booking:
Facility fee: £5 per person or £3 unwaged.
Please note we are a registered charity (1039234) and this fee covers the running costs; the teacher and the assistant do not receive payment.
You do not need to book in advance- these are drop-in classes.
Paddock Street Community Centre
Llanelli SA15 2RU
Paddock Street is just off the central Church Street, and is two minutes walk from the train station.
Directions: Take the A484 through Llanelli. At the Thomas Street Roundabout, take the Church Street (A4214) exit, leading south to Llanelli Railway Station. Go straight over at the Murray Street crossroads, continuing on Station Road (B4304). After about 400 yards, turn right into Paddock Street.
Meditation classes cover these areas: Gorseinon, Pontarddulais, Llangennech, Kidwelly and Burry Port, Carmarthen, St Clears, Ferryside, Llangennech, Llandeilo, Cross Hands, Laugharne, Ammanford and Lampeter.