September 4th – October 23rd
November 6th – December 11th
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.
Find out about what to expect at a meditation class and about the courses.
Course one – Learning to Meditate
4th Sep Why meditate?
11th Sep Reducing stress
18th Sep Dealing with anger
25th Sep Letting go
Course two – Opening
2nd Oct Our infinite potential
9th Oct Other people matter
16th Oct The web of kindness
23rd Oct Going beyond ego
Course three – Going deeper
6th Nov Living in the moment
13th Nov Deep acceptance
20th Nov The inner space of awareness
27th Nov The world is a mirror of your mind
4th Dec Who am I?
11th 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:
£5 per person per class or £3 per person if unwaged
or £20 for whole course, £12 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.